Smith Appointed to Senior Role at Rangers

BBC Scotland football pundit, Gordon Smith, has been unveiled as the new director of football at Rangers FC.

The Scottish Sun broke the news today in an exclusive interview with the new Ibrox chair – Craig Whyte – although the Scottish Daily Express – for whom he writes a column – and The Herald also had the story. Co-incidentally, the by lines in both The Scottish Sun and The Herald were both Kings – Iain, of The Scottish Sun, and Darrell, of The Herald.

Since dramatically resigning last year his post as the chief executive of the Scottish Football Association, Smith had picked up again on his part-time journalistic roles.

The Scottish Sun reported: “Whyte will appoint the former Gers star – a Treble winner with Jock Wallace's Rangers side in 1978 – to the powerful post in a quest to strengthen the staff around manager, Ally McCoist.

“The Ibrox supremo gave his first major interview to us yesterday. And Whyte said: ‘I will appoint Gordon Smith as Director of Football based at Murray Park. Gordon has a lot to offer and he has vast experience in football.”