Traynor appointed director of communications at Rangers FC

THE well-known sports writer, Jim Traynor, has been appointed director of communications of Rangers Football Club, confirming speculation that began to appear yesterday on social media networks.

The move follows him signing off from the Daily Record on Monday with a stinging attack on fellow journalists and online commentators.

A spokesperson for the club said in a statement: “The Rangers Football Club has announced today the appointment of James Traynor as the club’s director of communications. His appointment will take effect from early next year.

“James will be head of media and oversee the development of all media platforms including Rangers TV, digital, online and print publications.”

These last few weeks have seen Traynor often a lone voice in urging caution over the reporting of a tax case that had been hanging over the club for several months.

Last month, a tax tribunal voted, by majority, in Rangers’ favour. Since then, HMRC has sought leave to appeal.

Traynor (pictured right, with Rangers chief executive, Charles Green) joined the Daily Record having previously been with The Herald and the Scottish Daily Express.

A BBC Radio Scotland football phone-in show that he hosts is from this evening being replaced by another programme, Sportsound Extra.

Pic: Rangers FC official website.