By Pranav Shahaney

24th Nov, 2022 | 11:40am

Simon Jordan bashes Rangers managerial candidate Michael Beale after what he did recently

Simon Jordan has bashed Michael Beale for his u-turn after snubbing Wolves as he now closes in on the Rangers job to succeed Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

The 42-year-old was approached by the Premier League side back when QPR were on a high and he decided to turn them down and stay at Loftus Road.

He now appears to be closing in on a return to Ibrox, but this time as the number one, having previously been there as Steven Gerrard’s assistant.

Jordan told talkSPORT, “I’m perplexed why you would want to be so strident in your view about integrity and 35 days later that’s now changed.

“I remarked on social media that I hope Sod’s law doesn’t kick in and he loses his next game straight out of the bag and he didn’t. He’s then gone on to lose his next four or five games.

“People will say perhaps he’s facing some pressure at QPR in couple of games’ time if he doesn’t win those games.”

“Going to Rangers at this point is such a big risk because Celtic have got such a good hold of the league. Postecoglu is in such good knick.

“These bloody managers need to earn their stripes and should not be jumping at the first opportunity.

“This time I think he’ll find himself out of the door.”

Times change

Jordan needs to understand that managers can have a change of heart and decide that they made a mistake and not repeat it the second time.

Beale does have family and friends in Scotland and may prefer returning to Glasgow rather than moving to Wolverhampton.

He also would be comfortable working in a familiar environment where there’s trust both ways and he would not have pressure mounting on him from day one.

The fans will also be more sympathetic towards him as he was one of their favourites and even when he left to join Gerrard at Aston Villa, there was no bad blood.

He is also someone who’s liked by the Ibrox hierarchy and they would be more open to trusting him than they would to a new face.

We do not see anything wrong in him making a u-turn and Jordan needs to stop labelling people as hypocrites for making decisions they think are correct.

In other Rangers news, a four-time league winner is likely to want to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst and may even throw his CV into the mix after a major recent development.