CAMPBELL Ogilvie has declared his intention to stand for re-election for the SFA presidency.
• Campbell Ogilvie wants to stand for re-election for SFA presidency
• Ogilvie admits Rangers saga cast a cloud over his tenure this year
Ogilvie had faced calls to resign earlier in the year because of a previous role as a director at Rangers, who have been mired in allegations of wrongdoing in relation to Employment Benefit Trusts (EBTs).
The SFA president admits that the saga had “put a cloud” over his tenure for the last six months, but says he wants to continue in the role in order to play a part in the proposed league restructuring of the Scottish game.
Ogilvie plans to reapply for a second two-year term as president in February, where clubs will vote on his presidency at their annual general meeting in the summer.
“I know a lot of people have felt I should have stood down in any case,” Ogilvie said. “But I fully intend to stand again at this stage.
“You have to put your nomination forward in February and then, at the end of the day, it is a democractic society. If the clubs do not want me, then fine. I hae no problem about standing aside. Somsone else can take it on.”
Ogilvie had said that he felt unable to do his job properly at the height of the Rangers Big Tax Case affair - a First Tier Tax tribunal effectively cleared the club of wrongdoing over their use of EBTs last month - and admits he was forced to excuse himself from SFA meetings whenever the subject of Rangers arose.
“It was always a cloud, it was there every week. So I am pleased to move on from that and get back to ths subject matter we should be focusing on.
“In some ways I regret the way I said what I did about doing the job. I was doing my job in many other areas.
“But, like anyone here, when a team comes up for discplinary or licensing issues, you have to sit out. I had to leave the room for about six months on that one topic.”