Jim Traynor

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James Traynor (born 27 September 1953) is a Scottish former sports journalist and Director of Communications at Rangers F.C. Prior to joining the Glasgow club, Traynor was employed by the Scottish newspaper the Daily Record.[1] He was also presenter of BBC Radio Scotland's football-based phone-in show Your Call.[2]

Traynor was also a pundit on the Superscoreboard show on Radio Clyde for the 2000–2001 season. He also appeared on Scotsport during that season.

In December 2012 he wrote his final article for the Daily Record.[3] Following rumours about a role at Rangers,[4] he took up the position of Director of Communications on 8 December 2012 and resigned on 1 November 2013.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ Flanagan, Chris (16 December 2008). "Strachan unlikely to be tempted by Blackburn Rovers job". Lancashire Telegraph. Archived from the original on 16 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  2. ^ Smith, Aidan (23 January 2010). "Still game at 69, Brown revels in Motherwell opportunity with Knox". The Scotsman. Archived from the original on 16 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  3. ^ Traynor, James (3 December 2012). "James Traynor: Why this is my last ever newspaper". Daily Record. Archived from the original on 7 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  4. ^ Muirhead, Andrew (4 December 2012). "Exclusive: James Traynor to swap Daily Record for Rangers Football Club".
  5. ^ "Rangers Appoint James Traynor as new director of communications". STV. 8 December 2012. Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Rangers Appoint Jim Traynor as PR Supremo". The Herald. 8 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Rangers: Jim Traynor appointed Ibrox director of communication". BBC Sport. 8 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Rangers role for former BBC Radio Scotland presenter James Traynor". The Scotsman. 8 December 2012.
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