Green yesterday repeated his intention to take legal action against the nine players who have already walked out on the club this week, and said he would also pursue transfer fees from whichever club they join.
But Wil van Megen, the head of the legal department of FifPro, the body which represents footballers worldwide, said Green would inevitably lose any court cases against the departing players.
Van Megen worked with FifPro and PFA Scotland on the Andy Webster freedom-of-contract case six years ago and said that because of TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment) legislation, the Rangers players could be entirely confident of winning in any legal challenge from Green.
"He has no grounds to do that," said van Megen. "The players can be quite confident that they can't be forced to join the new entity."
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