Scottish football: Rangers chief executive Charles Green believes the club should leave Scottish football if league reform plans are approved.
On Tuesday the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League agreed in principle to a restructuring plan that would see the organisations merge in a 12-12-18 structure.
If those plans are confirmed for next season, Rangers, currently first in the Third Division, would remain in the bottom tier of Scottish football regardless of whether they finish top this term.
Green said: “I haven’t read anything other than what is in the press and if that is what we have sat here eagerly awaiting to transform Scottish football, my advice to the board of Rangers is the quicker we can leave Scottish football the better.
“I can’t see anything that is going to transform the finances, the status or the excitement.”
An 11-1 majority of SPL clubs is need for the plans to be given the green light, something which appears a formality as the idea has already been informally approved by all 12. The SFL needs 22 of its clubs to back the plans.
Green believes the remainder of Rangers’ season will be meaningless if the proposals go through.
He said: “If this does happen what is the point of us finishing the season? Why should we send players out to get broken noses – like Ross Perry last week — or have players getting surgery when no-one can get promoted and no-one can get relegated?
“We might as well have a winter break now ’til next August. I can’t see any point in carrying on with meaningless matches.
“In what league do you win a division and then end up playing the same teams again the following season? There is no meaning to it, in reality.”