By Sean Fisher

24th Nov, 2022 | 8:40am

Ally McCoist reacts live on talkSPORT as Rangers new manager update is shared by Alan Brazil

Ally McCoist made a surprising admission after talkSPORT revealed Rangers are readying a formal approach for QPR manager Michael Beale.

Rangers are inching closer to appointing Beale as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s successor at Ibrox, with a formal approach now being made by the Glasgow side.

The news broke through talkSPORT, and McCoist was live on air on Friday morning (6:50am) to give his reaction to the update, saying that he’d rather have Sean Dyche.

Alan Brazil said: “This is for Ally, talkSPORT understands that Rangers are ready to make a formal approach to speak to QPR manager Michael Beale. Beale was a former assistant to Stevie G at Ibrox, of course.”

McCoist then replied: “I think the fact is that he probably knows Rangers having been there with Steven. He knows the players, knows the city, knows all the setup.

“I would imagine that would come into play in his decision – if and when he’s offered the job. It’s an interesting one because there hasn’t been any real clear-cut candidate. There’s obviously been talk of Michael, talk of Sean Dyche…”

Alan Brazil then asked who he’d rather take the hot seat – Dyche or Beale?

McCoist answered: “I think in terms of security, I’d probably lean towards Sean, to tell you the truth.”

Tried and tested

It’s looking increasingly likely that Beale will succeed Van Bronckhorst at Ibrox, with Rangers clearly confident the 42-year-old can emulate his past success at the club without Gerrard alongside him.

It’s a huge risk, but Beale – out of all the candidates – shared the most knowledge and experience of Scottish football and Rangers as a club.

Having only left Ibrox in 2021, much of the club’s day-to-day business will be similar and Beale should quickly settle in and focus on coaching the squad.

He’s proved with QPR this season that he is more than capable as a manager as well as an assistant, and the players will share fond memories of working with him and winning the Premiership title.

While Dyche offers experience and Premier League pedigree, Beale’s history with the club simply made him stand out in the managerial shortlist, and it was a fairly easy decision for the board to make.

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