James Bisgrove QUITS Rangers as chief executive seals mega-money move to Saudi Pro League

James Bisgrove has quit Rangers as the chief executive looks set to seal a mega-money job in the Middle East.

Bisgrove has been at Ibrox for five years and was appointed CEO 13 months ago when managing director Stewart Robertson announced he was standing down from the role at the Scottish Premiership side. However, he now looks set to head out the exit door and suddenly depart Rangers in favour of a move to the Saudi Pro League.

Bisgrove is moving to newly-promoted Al Qadsiah - who are owned by Saudi oil giants Aramco. And chairman John Bennett thanked his man but insisted it will be a smooth transition following his departure. He said: “I would like to thank James for the work he has done at the club over the last five years as commercial and marketing director, and latterly, as our CEO.

“Our commercial revenues grew significantly under James’ leadership, while in the last year, he was an integral part of the off-field restructuring the club has implemented. The executive team James helped shape has firmly established itself and I fully expect its momentum to be uninterrupted. We wish James every success with his new role.”

The Rangers board has now implemented an interim executive structure and, together with John Bennett, Philippe Clement, Nils Koppen and the Football Board, will prioritise the execution of the summer transfer activity. Bennett will assume the role of Executive Chairman on an interim basis to ensure continuity and support to the wider executive team as they focus on executing our plans for the summer, both on and off the pitch.