By Saikat Mandal

22nd Nov, 2022 | 1:10pm

Simon Jordan reacts as Michael Beale wants Rangers manager job

Simon Jordan says that he will be “surprised” if Rangers manage to land Michael Beale as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s successor at Ibrox.

The Bears are looking to appoint a new manager after the club took the decision to sack the Dutchman on Monday (21 November), and a host of names have come up, including Beale.

According to The 4th Official, Beale has emerged as the firm favourite to replace Van Bronckhorst, and he has even been in contact with Rangers to tell them that he wants the job.

Given his past strong connection with the Glasgow giants, he has emerged as a major option but the talkSPORT pundit feels that it would be “strange” if Beale doesn’t want to go to a Premier League club instead.

“And I’d be surprised if Michael Beale goes there because why would he want to go to Rangers when he could have potentially gone to a Premier League club?” said Jordan on talkSPORT.

“Going to the career path that Michael Beale has alluded to and the ideas behind it, it would be a strange one not to want to go to a Premier League club in Wolverhampton Wanderers and yet still go to Rangers after the statements he’s made at QPR.”

Not so fast

The decision to sack Van Bronckhorst came after a series of poor results that leaves the Bears nine points behind Celtic in the Premiership table. 

Furthermore, the Gers also endured a disastrous campaign in the Champions League, where they lost all six games and finished with a minus-20 goal difference. In the process, they became officially the worst ever team ever to play in this competition. 

Beale enjoyed a lot of success at Inbox under Steven Gerrard and now he probably feels that he can repeat a similar feat by himself. 

He has been doing extremely well with promotion-chasing Queens Park Rangers, and it has been suggested that the Gers are happy to pay the compensation fee to bring him to Ibrox. 

Beale won’t be a bad option for the club, but his lack of experience could be a deterrent factor here. The club should use the World Cup break carefully, and consider all options before making the final call. 

The likes of Sean Dyche and Gerardo Seoane have been linked for the vacant role, while Sinisa Mihajlovic has expressed his desire to manage the Ibrox club as well.

In other Rangers news, Giovanni van Bronckhorst clashed with senior Rangers players ahead of his sacking