Green: SPL owe United – not Rangers

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Rangers chief executive Charles Green is on another collision course with the Scottish Premier League amid a dispute over who should pay money owed to Dundee United.

United are due £31,000 from the receipts of their Scottish Cup win at Ibrox in February, days before Rangers went into administration. The Tayside club successfully applied to the SPL to have the money taken from commercial income owed to Rangers in May, and Green believes the SPL should pay.

However, Green’s company agreed to waive any claim to money owed to the original Rangers by the SPL when they signed the agreement that allowed them to take the Ibrox club’s Scottish Football Association membership. It is believed that figure stood at £1.2million.

It is understood the SPL believe that deal supersedes any previous agreement with a different Rangers company.

The SFA may now be forced to determine who should pay the money to United.

Green said in a statement: “As previously stated, Rangers Football Club can confirm it has paid all outstanding debts to Scottish football clubs, in addition to agreeing to waive all claims to unpaid fees accrued last season, as part of the five party agreement which was a condition of SFA membership.

“A letter from the SPL to the club stated ‘The Board decided to accede to the application of Dundee Utd and accordingly, the sum will be withheld from the next sum payable by the SPL Limited to Rangers and the sum will be paid by the SPL Limited to Dundee Utd’.

“Why the SPL have not paid Dundee Utd the outstanding sum as previously agreed is a question that they need to answer. We wrote to Dundee Utd on Monday explaining the SPL had previously confirmed they would pay it. I spoke to (SFA chief executive) Stewart Regan and his solicitor and provided them with copies of all relevant documentation.”

Green has previously claimed the Scottish football authorities have an “agenda” against Rangers and there is an ongoing investigation into alleged undisclosed payments to players from 2001-10, which could see Rangers stripped of titles.