Rangers want to appoint new manager imminently with AGM torture on cards
Rangers will look to appoint a new manager imminently to avoid being “tortured” at the upcoming AGM by fans, according to Bill Young.
The Gers sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Monday (21 November) to bring an end to his year-long tenure as manager, with the club nine points behind Celtic at the top of the table after just 15 games of the season.
QPR boss and former assistant coach Michael Beale is the leading contender to replace him, having already made his wishes clear according to reports, but with no deal done yet there has been a suggestion that Rangers could move on soon.
Writing on his personal Twitter account (23 November), the Rangers-mad radio host said;
“The Rangers board will appoint a new manager quickly in order to avoid being tortured at the upcoming AGM. Classic diversionary tactics. That’s my view anyway.”
Rangers took their time to sack Van Bronckhorst, holding talks with the manager since the season was halted for the World Cup before making the decision.
It seems as though they have now settled upon their main targets to replace him, with Beale at the front of the queue, and getting it done quickly would make sense to give him more time to settle in and work with the squad before the season resumes in December.
Obviously if they can have someone in place before the AGM takes place then it will get rid of a lot of questions they won’t want to answer, but with the way the season has gone already it’s unlikely to stop them entirely.
There are other motives for having Beale, or anyone else, in quickly and the main one is that it benefits the team and stops unnecessary speculation in the media, so they deserve credit for for getting it done if they can.
In other Rangers news, the club “will move on soon” if they don’t get an answer according to Alan Nixon