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'I can't lie': Ally McCoist admits that he's 'surprised' after hearing news coming out of Rangers
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'I can't lie': Ally McCoist admits that he's 'surprised' after hearing news coming out of Rangers

Glasgow Rangers legend Ally McCoist has told TalkSPORT that he’s surprised to see the club hand Michael Beale the managerial position at Ibrox

The Glasgow-based club are set to appoint Beale as their new boss following the decision to sack Giovanni van Bronckhorst last week.

The 42-year-old worked on the backroom team when Steven Gerrard worked at the Scottish Premiership club and he left at the same time.

Now, Beale will get the gig himself as he looks to revive the fortunes of Rangers who have faltered during 2022/23.

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McCoist knows what it takes to manage Rangers. He spent over three years in charge and won 121 of 167 games.

He admits that Beale will get his full support but has conceded that he’s surprised by the club’s decision.

The TalkSPORT pundit said live on air: “I will obviously give him my total support because whoever takes the job you want them to do well.

“But, I am a little bit surprised. I can’t lie to you. I’m very aware that he knows the club and did very well with the players before. They seem very comfortable with him and that’s why he’s getting the job.

“On the flip side to that coin, I’m surprised because he’s got a lack of experience in terms of management.

“I genuinely thought they might have gone for someone with more experience as he’s very inexperienced.

“The board obviously think it’s a gamble worth taking.”

McCoist surprised to see Beale get Ibrox position

The TalkSPORT pundit and World Cup co-commentator is very much Mr Rangers and he’s entitled to his opinion.

He has a point too. Beale is inexperienced and he’s overseen four defeats from five games in the Championship.

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The coach is clearly getting the position at Ibrox based on what he did during his last spell in Scottish football when he worked alongside Gerrard.

The move is definitely a risk but with a burgeoning reputation as a brilliant coach, he might bring the fresh ideas that the Gers need right now.

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