By Doug Ward

24th Nov, 2022 | 7:18am

Rangers are unlikely to find it difficult to agree personal with Michael Beale, according to Scottish Daily Mail journalist John McGarry.

Writing in the print edition of the Scottish Daily Mail on Thursday (24 November, page 77), McGarry reported that the Gers need to pay a £1.5million compensation fee to QPR to re-hire their former assistant manager to replace Giovanni van Bronkhorst at Ibrox.

It is understood that fee will need to be approved by the board at Rangers but McGarry doesn’t expect any issues with the financial side of hiring the 42-year-old Englishman.

Edging closer

We’ve got to say that we’re impressed with the speed that Rangers have moved at in their swoop to hire Beale.

He rejected Wolves not so long ago so it’s impressive that the club may have no issues with luring the Bromley-born boss to Ibrox when he wasn’t so keen on a Premier League job in England.

It says a lot about the size and magnitude of managing Rangers.

Beale has been here and tasted what it’s like.

He was arguably the brains behind the Steven Gerrard operation at Ibrox and while you’ll say many cliches about managers and playing “knowing a club” uttered by pundits and fans all the time. In this case, it’s fair to say that it’s true.

Since Beale left, nothing has really changed at Ibrox.

Ross Wilson’s terrible recruitment strategy has played a major role in that but it could be a major positive when it comes to Beale settling back in at Ibrox as only a few faces have changed.

We think he’ll do well.

And let’s hope he can get off to a winning start if he’s hired in time for that clash against Hibs next month.

In other Rangers news, the Gers are readying a formal approach to hire a new boss.