CELEBRITY chef Gordon Ramsay says he was in talks with a consortium that was looking to takeover Rangers and start again in the lower tiers of English football.
The TV personality, who once had a trial at Ibrox, said he was involved in secretive talks with an unnamed group who were looking for investment.
The 46-year-old said the consortium wanted to form a new company and start the Glasgow club off in the Conference league. Ramsay said: “We were talking to a consortium about the potential to take them into the Conference and then work our way up over the next five or six years into the Championship in England, and from there to the Premier League.
“I didn’t go public. It was something I was interested in but didn’t want everyone to know that.”
Rangers were eventually bought by a consortium led by Charles Green who, having failed to achieve an agreement with the club’s creditors, formed a new company and applied for membership to the Scottish Football League.
The club, who currently sit top of Division 3, this month raised over £20m in a share issue when they floated on the AIM London Stock Exchange.