Ogilvie to continue as SFA president

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Campbell Ogilvie has vowed to continue in his role as Scottish Football Association president as he insisted he had no role in "drafting or administering" player contracts at Rangers after the mid-1990s.

Ogilvie has come under pressure after the SFA and then the Scottish Premier League vowed to investigate the alleged non-disclosure of payments to Rangers players during his spell at Ibrox.

The former Rangers company secretary confirmed he had been a member of the Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) scheme, which was the subject of a tax tribunal in January and could cost the Ibrox club £49million.

Ogilvie moved to clarify his role at the club and insisted he would "look forward to new and exciting challenges ahead at the Scottish FA".

Ogilvie, who was employed at Ibrox from 1978 until leaving for Hearts in 2005, spoke out after his position was questioned given the ongoing investigation into Rangers' financial affairs. Ogilvie protested his innocence over the contracts issue although he admitted benefiting from the controversial EBT scheme.

In a statement published on the SFA's website, Ogilvie said: "In light of today's comments by (former Rangers owner) Sir David Murray, and the ongoing speculation surrounding my role as president of the Scottish FA and my previous employment as a director of Rangers FC, I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the following points.

"I was aware of the EBT scheme in operation at Rangers during my time at the club and, indeed, was a member. The existence of the scheme was published in Rangers' annual accounts.

"My role at Rangers, until the mid-90s, included finalising the paperwork for player registrations. As confirmed by Sir David Murray today, it was never my role to negotiate contracts during my time at Rangers.

"It is also worth noting that, since the mid-90s, I was not responsible for the drafting or administering of player contracts. I ceased being company secretary in 2002 and became general secretary responsible for football strategy, in effect becoming the main point of contact between the club and the respective league and governing bodies.

"In relation to the recent investigation, I can confirm that I asked to be excluded from the Scottish FA's independent inquiry into Rangers. In the interests of good governance it was absolutely right that this was the case."

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