Rangers repeat call for SPFL reform after losing vote for inquiry

  • In total 13 of the 42 clubs voted for independent probe
  • Confirmation of Celtic’s ninth successive title now imminent

Rangers have repeated their call for an overhaul of the management of the Scottish Professional Football League despite failing with a bid to secure an independent investigation into the handling of a vote to abandon the 2019-20 season. Rangers’ resolution, unsurprisingly, did not generate the needed 75% cross-division quota of SPFL members at an extraordinary general meeting called following weeks of ill-feeling.

“A management culture which not only fears accountability and scrutiny, but which also actively campaigns against it, is unhealthy and breeds continued mistrust,” the Ibrox club claimed. “This culture, so deeply embedded, must be addressed if Scottish football is to flourish. It is clear that many members have lost confidence in the SPFL leadership and the need for change will not diminish. The status quo cannot hold.”

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