SFA launches Gers inquiry
The Scottish Football Association has confirmed its intention to conduct a full independent inquiry into Rangers' activities.
Last Updated: 17/02/12 5:22pm
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has confirmed its intention to conduct a full independent inquiry into Rangers' activities.
Scotland's football governing body is concerned over the developing situation at the Scottish Premier League champions after they entered into administration this week.
Gers appointed Duff and Phelps as administers and the SFA will now investigate a 'number of potential breaches of the Scottish FA's Articles of Association'.
The SFA has acted following failed attempts in obtaining information relevant to the Fit and Proper Person requirement and have been guaranteed full co-operation by Paul Clark, representing the company.
An independent inquiry will now be launched to establish the facts of the case and establish any possible rules breaches, confirmed chief executive Stewart Regan.
"Since we have been unable to receive any detailed information requested in relation to Article 10, we feel we have no option but to appoint an independent committee to investigate a number of concerns we have raised," Regan told the Scottish FA's official website.
"We expect the investigation to be concluded as quickly as possible and will confirm the outcome in due course. We will be making no further comment on the investigation in the meantime.
"Finally, I would like to reiterate the need to learn the lessons from this unedifying episode. It is essential that we work together to improve the overall sustainability and competitiveness of the game in this country. This is a matter that the Scottish FA is already in discussions with the relevant league bodies to address."