By Liam Thomas

24th Nov, 2022 | 4:10pm

Rangers have yet to make official approach for Michael Beale - Daily Record

Rangers have yet to make an official approach for Queens Park Rangers head coach Michael Beale to fill the vacant managerial role at Ibrox, according to the Daily Record.

Beale is the clear frontrunner to take over the reigns at Rangers and things will likely start to pick up pace sooner, rather than later.

Despite this, the Daily Record confessed that the Gers have “yet to make a formal approach” for Beale contrary to reports claiming it was a done deal.

“Rangers are still yet to make a formal approach to QPR for Michael Beale, Record Sport understands,” as quoted by the Daily Record.

“The R’s boss is the odds on favourite to replace Gio van Bronckhorst at Ibrox and return to Govan a little over a year after leaving for Aston Villa.

“We exclusively revealed this week that the Loftus Road club won’t stand in his way if the Gers make their move.

“But contrary to reports elsewhere, that is yet to happen, although things could start moving before this weekend with the club keen to move the process along sooner rather than later.”

Matter of time.

Beale’s appointment as Rangers head coach is likely to be a matter of when rather than if and he promises to bring brighter days back to Ibrox with him.

It’s hard to see the club looking for anyone else now, especially after identifying Beale as their top target and with Queens Park Rangers happy to let him leave.

For once, everything seems to be plain sailing in this one for the Light Blues, something that was desperately needed after the torrid times fans have endured recently.

The former Rangers assistant coach would have been at the top of most fans’ wish lists when van Brocnkhorst was relieved of his duties at Ibrox.

Hopefully, he can bring a calm and steady nature back to Rangers combined with the exciting brand of football he encourages his teams to play.

It’s a big job for Beale but one he can definitely flourish in.

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