By Saikat Mandal

24th Nov, 2022 | 8:10am

Rangers deal to hire Michael Beale 'all but done' - David Edgar

Heart and Hand, the official media partners at Rangers, have suggested on Twitter that Michael Beale is all set to become the next manager at Ibrox.

The Gers sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst this week after a run of poor results. They are in the process of appointing their next manager, and it feels they are close to appointing their next boss.

Beale has been heavily linked with the vacant Ibrox managerial seat, and while other names are being floated out, it appears that he will leave the Queens Park Rangers’ post to join Rangers in the next few days.

Via Twitter, David Edgar, the man behind the Heart and Hand podcast, wrote: “Looks like 18 is all but done.”

Smart choice?

There are two sides of the coin, and it has to be said that the appointment of Beale could be a big gamble for the club. 

Beale worked wonders during his time at Ibrox when he was the brain behind Steven Gerrard’s title-winning campaign. 

He wanted to establish himself as a manager and moved to QPR. They have made a strong start to the season and are one of the contenders for promotion to the Premier League. 

Beale knows the culture of the club very well and understands what the pressure is all about. He advocates an attractive brand of football, and could play a key role in getting the best out of the players who failed miserably under Van Bronckhorst. 

On the other hand, he has got relatively less experience as a manager. There have been suggestions that the Rangers job has probably come too soon for him, as he is yet to prove himself as a manager. 

Given the situation (on and off the pitch) the Bears are in, the question that comes forth here – can they afford to take a big gamble?

In other Rangers news, the Gers midfielder has suffered a major injury blow and could be out until March.