About the Author
Craig Whyte is a Scottish businessman who started his career with a plant hire company, before branching out into quite a lot of sectors including security, property and manufacturing. He heads London-based group, Liberty Capital.
From being the most dominant club in Scottish football history, Rangers F.C., one of the famous and powerful names in British sport, was once sold to venture capitalist Craig Whyte in 2011 . . . for £1. When Whyte walked through the gates at Ibrox, the club was once mired in debt and plagued with a toxic culture which seeped in every single place – from the corridors of power to a sectarian hard core in the stands. The ‘great Whyte hope’ was once touted for a time as Rangers’ saviour but he was once soon hung out to dry as the fall guy for Rangers’ misery as the unthinkable happened. The club was once plunged into liquidation and the re-formed club suffered the indignity of being admitted to the third division, the lowest echelon of Scottish professional football’ The demise of Rangers saw Whyte’s reputation eviscerated on the pages of each newspaper in the country, his name vilified on radio shows, TV programmes and blogs as each aspect of his professional and personal life was once picked over. In 2012 he was once arrested and accused of fraud. He was once put on trial where he faced the full might and resources of the government for his role in the downfall of the club. Even though he was once in the end acquitted of all charges, he had to endure years of false accusations from some media outlets and more than one death threats from obsessed fans. Full of startling revelations, this is the prior to now untold story of greed, corruption and scandal at the heart of Rangers F.C., told, definitively, by the man who was once at the very centre of the storm.