By Liam Thomas

22nd Nov, 2022 | 9:40am

Rangers want new manager done this week before players return to training

Rangers want their new manager signed and sealed off this week before players return to training from their mini break for the FIFA World Cup, according to the Scottish Daily Express.

Michael Beale has been highlighted as a potential frontrunner for the role, alongside the likes of Dutchman Peter Bosz who worked alongside Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Feyenoord.

The report highlights that Bosz is currently “out of work” meaning he may have a slight advantage over Beale with financial constraints playing a pivotal part in the Gers board’s decision.

“It is understood Beale would be interested, but there are other leading candidates in the mix,” said journalist Lindsay Herron as quoted by the Scottish Daily Express.

“Dutchman Peter Bosz who, ironically, worked at Feyenoord with Gio van Bronckhorst who was sacked yesterday after the Rangers board agreed a compensation package.”

“Former Burnley boss Sean Dyche is also available along with Ralph Hassenhuttl, sacked last month at Southampton. Rangers would like to have a deal done for his replacement by the end of this week with the players returning for training next month.”

Game on.

The race to find Rangers next head coach is well and truly on and the next week promises to deliver twists and turns aplenty, it’s time to get your popcorn out.

Each candidate offers their own wealth of experience and limitations, it’s bizarre that a former colleague of van Bronckhorst is now being touted for the role.

Beale is arguably the most exciting package of the bunch, he knows the club inside out from his time as Steven Gerrard’s number two and has impressed thoroughly during his time at Queen Park Rangers.

It’s likely financial constraints on whatever compensation package the Light Blues would have to pay the Championship club for his services which may end that pursuit.

Having forked out millions to get rid of van Bronckhorst and his merry men it seems out-of-the-job candidates may be the route the board head down.

This leaves the likes of Bosz and Dyche as viable options for the role, but whether they could come in and hit the ground running like a potential Beale return is questionable.

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