“In 2000 I got a phone call from [Rangers director] Alastair Johnston who said ‘I’ve got a guy here who would like to invest in Rangers. His name’s Dave King. I said fine, I’ll meet him. I never met him. Several days later £20m arrived. There was no diligence, no checking, nothing.
“On several occasions Dave King has looked like he was in a position to want to buy the club. I had to rush to Glasgow one day. Two directors had to go to London once. And on other occasions he has postured to possibly buy, and has stuck his head above the parapet. But never once has it come to anything. He came here for a meeting with Mike [McGill]. He was through that wall there, my door was open, I asked Mike to ask him to come and see me – he was down the stairs and wouldn’t come into my office.”