Former Rangers chief Derek Llambias and Graham Carr close in on potential Morton takeover alongside Easdale brothers
Carr is the father of chat show host Alan and joined Mike Ashley's right-hand man as they were given a tour of Cappielow alongside James and Sandy.
Llambias with the Easdale brothers (Image: SNS Group)
Easdale brothers James and Sandy have reunited with Mike Ashley’s right-hand man Derek Llambias and the father of chat show host Alan Carr as they close in on a potential takeover of Morton.
Record Sport can reveal former Rangers chief executive Llambias – run out of Ibrox along with the Easdales by Dave King’s boardroom coup more than three years ago – has been back in Scotland this week for a tour of the club’s Cappielow Stadium.
He was accompanied on the visit by former Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr – a 73-year-old entrusted by Ashley to oversee player recruitment at St James’ Park between 2010 and 2017 and whose son is the host of TV show Chatty Man.
The Easdales last night confirmed they were shown around the ground on Monday, meeting with boss Jonatan Johansson and chief executive Warren Hawke.
Graham with son Alan
The Easdale brothers
Family spokesman Jack Irvine said: “Yes, they got the grand tour and met the CEO and manager. And yes, Carr,
Llambias and the Easdales are close to Ashley.
“They believe Morton has potential with serious investment. It would not be sold for £1.”
The move comes as Morton chairman Crawford Rae is believed to be considering selling the family stake after the death of his dad Douglas, who stepped in to save Ton from financial oblivion in 2001.
Derek Llambias is in the mix
The Easdales are believed to be muscling into pole position, with the help of two of Ashley’s allies Llambias and Carr.
In a bizarre twist, it’s claimed Carr may also be engineering a transfer to an unspecified English club for Alexander Easdale, son of Sandy, even though he’s yet to play for Ton.