Scottish FA president Campbell Ogilvie has denied that Rangers were offered a place in Division One in return for the loss of titles and cups.
The former Rangers employee said that “all possible scenarios” for Rangers re-admission to the game were put before the club at the request of its chief executive Charles Green’s consortium.
Mr Ogilvie did not take part in any discussions with the group who bought Rangers’ assets from the oldco and currently runs the Ibrox club, due to his previous role working for the company under Sir David Murray.
The SFA’s top man was reacting to reports that Rangers were offered a place parachuted into the second tier of the league structure, if they agreed to be stripped of five SPL titles and four Scottish Cups for their alleged use of undeclared payments to players.
Mt Ogilvie said: “Because of my involvement previously with Rangers I didn’t take part in the discussions, so I haven’t attended any meeting whatsoever.
“My understanding is that the group who were looking to take over Rangers had asked for all possible scenarios to be put on the table.
“I can’t comment any further than that, simply because I wasn’t at any of the meetings.”
The former Rangers and Heart of Midlothian administrator went on to say that he felt he had not been fulfilling his role properly because of the conflict of interest which has forcing him out of being involved in discussions with the new company now running affairs at Rangers.
Now Mr Ogilvie hopes to finally meet with Mr Green to discuss how to move forward with the new company in Division Three.
The SFA president said: “If I’m totally blunt, I feel that over the past six months I haven’t been doing my job properly because I couldn’t take part in the debate, and that’s bothered me.
“But there was no alternative to that.
“Now I would like to sit down and speak to Charles Green.
“I believe I have a role to play, as president, in bringing things together and moving forward.”