Gers to wait over SPL acceptance
Charles Green will have to wait until next month before discovering whether The Rangers Football Club will be granted entry to the SPL.
Rangers: Made to wait
Green's consortium completed the purchase of the business and assets of Rangers as a newco on Thursday after failure to secure a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) consigned the club to liquidation.
The former Sheffield United chief executive now needs the support of other SPL sides before his club will be admitted to the top flight.
Regulations require two weeks notice to be given before holding a general meeting, where SPL clubs will vote on the issue.
The Rangers crisis is likely to be discussed at Monday's SPL board meeting, however July 2 is the earliest date that a general meeting can be convened for the newco vote.
Dundee United and Aberdeen have followed Motherwell and Inverness in pledging to consult fans over Green's application to join the SPL with the Dons citing sporting integrity as the main criteria for their decision.
Meanwhile, Ally McCoist will remain as Rangers manager following a constructive meeting with new chief executive Green, Press Association Sport understands.
The talks took place yesterday after reports claimed the Light Blues boss was on the verge of resigning after discovering Green planned to replace him.
It is believed McCoist has now returned to a family holiday that he cut short earlier in the week when administrators Duff and Phelps were informed of HMRC's plans to reject the CVA proposal.
McCoist declined to comment on rumours about his future as he left Ibrox on Thursday, as meetings of creditors and shareholders took place at the stadium, but now appears willing to work as part of the new regime following the productive talks.
Earlier, Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray had expressed confidence that McCoist would remain in his position as manager next season.
The Ayrshire-born pension fund manager, who was swiftly appointed to the board upon Green's acquisition, told BBC Scotland: "We want Ally to commit, then move forward.
"It's our stated policy that he's an integral part of the club and he's been told that.
"I believe he will be the manager of Rangers next season and we have to make the effort to make that happen. It's what every fan wants.
"We need to get Ally on board as soon as possible to talk to the players, who are away on holiday just now."