Rangers have vowed to fight Charles Green’s attempts to make the club pay for his defence against criminal charges.
The former Rangers chief executive was arrested earlier this month and charged with a number of offences relating to his time at the club.
But the 62-year-old is set to take the club to court to force Rangers to pay for his legal costs, claiming his contract allowed him legal cover.
Rangers chairman Dave King said in a statement: “Charles Green approached the club prior to his arrest and demanded that we pay his legal costs in respect of his co-operation with Police Scotland in its criminal investigation into his time as an officer of the club.
“I advised him that we would not do so. He was subsequently arrested and has now approached the court to compel the club to pay the legal costs of his defence to the criminal charges.
“This application will be strongly resisted.”
Green was charged under Section 28 of the Criminal Justice Licensing Act 2010 which covers serious organised crime offences. He also faces charges of conspiracy, fraud and an offence under Section 190 of the Companies Act 2006.
An indictment was served on Green and six other men including Craig Whyte amid the investigation into acquisitions of Rangers with a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 16.
Green headed a consortium which took control at Ibrox in June 2012 and left his role as chief executive in April 2013.