Report: Rangers want Michael Beale as manager - and he's keen
Michael Beale is interested in taking the Rangers job with the Ibrox hierarchy considering the Englishman as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s successor, according to a report from the Daily Record.
Van Bronckhorst’s departure was announced on Monday. Unfortunately, it felt like the right move from Rangers with the Gers enduring a disappointing campaign up until the World Cup.
The Light Blues are nine points off the summit in the Scottish Premiership. Meanwhile, their Champions League group-stage performance was incredibly disappointing – even when expectations were already low given the quality of their group.
Rangers want Michael Beale
The next appointment is going to be massive for Rangers. And with that, it is absolutely no surprise that some supporters are keen to see Beale return to Ibrox.
The 42-year-old was coach under Steven Gerrard. And he made a big impression during his time at the Gers. He also appears to remain connected with many at the club, often sending messages to players on social media. He has previously defended Alfredo Morelos, suggesting that he was ‘misunderstood‘.
The Daily Record reports that Rangers consider Beale a leading contender. And Les Ferdinand has no intention of stopping him leaving Queens Park Rangers should he wish to.
The club do intend to speak to more than one candidate. But the Daily Record reports that Beale is keen to take the gig. He would cost £1.5 million should Rangers decide that he is their man.
Of course, Beale is still somewhat unproven as a manager. But there is absolutely no question that he would be a hugely exciting appointment.
He knows the club and many of the current squad. And he has been extremely impressive since stepping out on his own with QPR.
Their form of late has been disappointing. But Beale looks to be the kind of manager who looks at the bigger picture and has a project in mind. And there is no doubt that Loftus Road has been in a better place since his arrival.
Steven Gerrard once said he would need up to 20 years to become as good a coach as Beale. Perhaps it will soon be Beale who looks to emulate Gerrard’s achievement of winning the Scottish Premiership title back.
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