Rangers: Former defender Arthur Numan calls for transparency

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Interview - Former Rangers defender Arthur Numan

Former Rangers defender Arthur Numan has called for transparency over the future of the Ibrox club.

On Friday, former commercial director Imran Ahmad had £620,000 of the club's assets frozen as concerns continue to mount over their future.

Numan believes the problem is down to fans being kept in the dark over the Championship club's finances.

"It's time the supporters knew what was happening, who is in control and where the money is going to," said Numan.

The Dutchman, who played at Ibrox between 1998 and 2003 under Sir David Murray's tenure, says fans regularly raise the issue of Rangers' money troubles with him.

"I get a lot of supporters texting me and calling me, they ask me what's going on - and I can't give them an answer, because even I don't know," Numan said.

"I don't even know who is in charge - I don't know who to believe any more.

"There is so much going on in the last couple of years and sometimes you think it's one big mess what's happening there."

The club is attempting to raise £3.7m via a new share issue and Friday's court action by Ahmad has raised fresh concerns over the ability to pay creditors and staff wages.

Numan says Rangers need strong leadership and vision if it they are to once again compete with Celtic in the top-flight of Scottish football.

"I hope that someone comes in and says, okay, I want to put a lot of money into the club and try to take all the insecurity away by the supporters - because that's most important," Numan added.

"Then you try to get Rangers back into the Premier League and get a team on the park that's strong enough to compete with Celtic.

"And hopefully they can qualify for Europe with someone who is in charge who makes it clear to the supporters and the press what his intentions are, because nobody knows."

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