By Doug Ward

24th Nov, 2022 | 1:40pm

Rangers consider Sinisa Mihajlovic hire as talks intensify despite Michael Beale speculation emerging

Michael Beale may not yet be the next Rangers manager with Sinisa Mihajlovic and Barak Bakhar also still options for the Glaswegians, according to SampNews.

The Italian news outlet reported on their website on 23 November that talks are intensifying over potentially hiring 53-year-old Mihijalovic, who has been out of work since being sacked by Bologna in September.

It is understood that the Serbian manager “could soon” make the move to Ibrox but it is not known what Rangers’ final decision is on him, Beale or Maccabi Haifa’s Israeli manager Bakhar.

TalkSPORT have, however, reported on Thursday morning (24 November) that QPR expect the Gers to lure Beale away from them to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Up in the air?

If Rangers do decide on Mihajlovic, they’ll be taking a massive risk.

Beale is a known quantity.

He was Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Ibrox very recently so it’s fair to say that he’ll know this bunch of players well and will know how things operate behind the scenes in Govan.

Since leaving to follow Gerrard to Aston Villa a year ago, he proved how vital he is to the ex-England midfielder because Villa did well when they were both together.

But they soon slumped after he left for QPR.

Although QPR’s form has dipped lately, he’s still done an outstanding job at Loftus Road and we hope that if he does make the move to Rangers that he can oversee a massive improvement upon what van Bronckhorst was managing.

Mihajlovic’s managerial career has only really see him stick to Italy with the odd spell in Serbia as their international manager and Portuguese giants Sporting CP.

He’s churned through the jobs quite quickly so maybe he’s one to avoid.

In other Rangers news, sources have revealed a clash between van Bronckhorst and senior players that helped lead to his demise.