By Dan Plumley

23rd May, 2022 | 10:10pm

Rangers risk falling out with SPFL clubs over £8m sponsorship row - finance expert

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Rangers risk a major falling out with the SPFL and all of its clubs if they persist with their current sponsorship row.

That’s according to Dr Dan Plumley who claims that they must tread carefully despite being one of the biggest teams in Scotland.

This comes after the 55-time champions caused panic in the SPFL that led to fears of title sponsors cinch pulling the plug on the deal. [Daily Record]

Last summer, the car company were confirmed as SPFL’s main sponsor in a deal worth £8million.

However, the league are believed to be furious that Rangers continue to ignore the sponsorship guidelines set by the league in order to promote their club partners.

Discussing this situation with Ibrox News, the Sheffield Hallam University expert said, “There is a big danger that they can upset other clubs in the league and other partners within the league, especially if some of the clubs aren’t getting paid and then they will blame that on Rangers.

“They could risk their relationship with the league. But, they know that they are a big draw in the league, a big brand, so they can be bullish about certain things.

“They still have to compete within that league and some of the money that they get will be from that league as well so you do have to tread carefully.

“Clubs always think that they can do things bigger and better but all the clubs have signed an agreement and they need each other to compete.

“So, yes, there could be a fallout with other clubs and whether or not they care about that, I don’t know.”

Cinch have held crisis talks with the league over the past few weeks as they are believed to be unhappy about the situation.

Rangers chairman Douglas Park owns a used car dealership and the club believe that there are loopholes that allows them not to promote cinch.

In other Rangers news, the club are ‘not convinced’ by a key first-team player and an early termination of his contract is extremely likely.