Alex Rae has backed interim Rangers chairman Douglas Park after he took over from Dave King last week. 

Gers fans have voiced their concern over the board reshuffle with the timing coinciding with the Scottish football coronavirus shutdown.

But Ibrox icon Rae insists the Light Blues faithful should have nothing to worry about and insists the club are in good hands moving forward. 

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Speaking to The Scottish Sun, he said: "You’re talking about one of the most successful businessmen in Scotland.

"You look at his company, he turns over hundreds of millions a year. I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.

"I think we’re in safe hands at the moment and it’s a case of where we go from here on in.

"With the people who have invested fortunes, I think they will most certainly dip in again and see Rangers through this most difficult time.

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"I’ve met Dougie several times over the years. His business turns over hundreds of millions a year.

"You’ve got a guy who is a very sharp operator. The whole franchise that they have and bus companies, they turn over absolute fortunes.”

He added: "In terms of what he brings to the table, he’s been in and around Rangers for a long time.

"He’s invested millions into what is going on at the moment and he’s very committed to what they are actually trying to do.

"You take all that into consideration and you see that it’s a natural handover.

"Dougie was deputy chairman before, so it’s a natural step up from him.

"He knows the running of the club, he knows exactly what’s needed, he would have been part of bringing Steven Gerrard to the club as well. It’s just about continuity at this moment in time.

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"It’ll be interesting to see what kind of chairman he is.

"I know Dave was very active on the emails because of the time difference in South Africa through the night and so forth.

"He may well be a lot more accessible and that may well benefit Rangers as well.

"While King failed to deliver any major silverware during his chairmanship. no one can argue he leaves the club in a far better condition than he found them.”