Rangers timeline: 18 months of turmoil

June 14 2012:

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Then chief executive Charles Green welcomes Ian Hart and Walter Smith onto the board
Then chief executive Charles Green welcomes Ian Hart and Walter Smith onto the board

Charles Green's consortium buy Rangers from administrators Duff and Phelps in a deal worth £5.5million.

June 28 2012: Only a handful of players report for the first day of pre-season training after several stars walked away from the club.

July 4 2012: Scottish Premier League clubs vote against Rangers retaining their place in the top tier for season 2011/12.

July 13 2012: Ally McCoist's side are admitted to the Third Division following a vote of Scottish Football League member clubs.

July 27 2012: Rangers' membership of the SFA is transferred to the new company just hours before the Gers start their campaign with a Ramsdens Cup tie at Brechin.

November 11 2012: Former boss Walter Smith returns to Ibrox as he and Ian Hart are appointed as non-executive directors.

March 30 2013: Rangers are crowned Third Division champions as McCoist's side ease to the title.

May 30 2013: Smith is appointed as chairman after Malcolm Murray agrees to step down following increasing internal pressure from an increasingly split board.

April 13 2013: Rangers announce a probe into chief executive Green and commercial director Imran Ahmad after allegations over links to Craig Whyte.

April 19 2013: Green steps down as chief executive in the wake of a backlash from supporters and a series of controversial public comments.

April 24 2013: Ahmad leaves the club following accusations about his personal conduct.

July 9 2013: Malcolm Murray and Phil Cartmell step down from the board of Rangers International Football Club plc as businessman James Easdale is named a non-executive director.

July 12 2013: Craig Mather is appointed chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer by the board.

August 1 2013: A group of shareholders, lead by Paul Murray and Jim McColl, begin their bid to oust Mather, finance director Brian Stockbridge and director Bryan Smart.

August 2 2013: Controversial former chief Green returns to Ibrox as a consultant to 'assist with shareholder relations' and advise the company 'on its capital structure'.

August 3 2013: McCoist hits out at Green over media comments ahead of League Cup

defeat to Forfar, branding the Yorkshireman an 'embarrassment'.

August 5 2013: Walter Smith, angry with Green's return to Ibrox, steps down as chairman as fans' fury grows towards board.

August 20 2013: Green agrees to stand down as a consultant and sell his shareholding, the largest in the company, to Sandy Easdale.

September 14 2013: McGill's bus owner Sandy Easdale appointed to the board of Rangers Football Club Ltd, joining his brother, James.

October 10 2013: Non-executive director Ian Hart steps down to focus on charity work as the boardroom reshuffle begins.

October 15 2013: Paul Murray and his fellow requisitioners - Malcolm Murray, Scott Murdoch and Alex Wilson - win a Court of Session case in Edinburgh to postpone the AGM and ensure they can stand for election at the meeting.

October 16 2013: Just hours after Paul Murray called for him to stand down, Mather quits as chief executive; director Bryan Smart also leaves the board.

November 7 2013: David Somers appointed as a director and acting chairman; AGM is called for December 19.

November 14 2013: The Ibrox board add another member to their ranks as Norman Crighton is named as a non-executive directior of the club.

November 20 2013: Former Man City CEO Graham Wallace named new chief executive.

November 21 2013: The largest shareholder in RIFC plc, Laxey Partners, confirm they will support the current board at the AGM.

November 22 2013: Somers confirmed as chairman on a permanent basis.

November 28 2013: Paul Murray and Jim McColl label Brian Stockbridge's position 'untenable' ahead of meeting with supporters in Glasgow.

December 10 2013: After a series of high profile protests, supporters threaten to stop buying season tickets and merchandise if the current board remain in place. Sandy Easdale increases his stake in the club ahead of his appointment as chairman of RFC Ltd.

December 16 2013: After weeks of speculation as to how he would vote at the AGM, manager McCoist hands over his shares to Calderwood Loyal RSC, who are likely to back the requisitioners.

December 19 2013: D-Day for the current incumbents and the board hopefuls with shareholders due to gather for AGM at Ibrox.


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