London talks ongoing as Rangers need to meet Michael Beale demands
Rangers are in talks with alternative candidates for their manager position in case they cannot meet the financial demands of Michael Beale.
The current Queens Park Rangers manager is the frontrunner for the job, with some suggestions that a deal is all but done barring a late u-turn after informing them he wants the job, but a report in the Daily Record (25 November) suggests it’s not that far down the line yet.
Ross Wilson and managing director Stewart Robinson have both been in London talking to candidates for the job this week, with “several hurdles” including financial demands among things that need to be sorted before an announcement.
“They would need to meet Beale’s financial demands and give him the financial backing he feels he would require to revitalise the Rangers squad,” they wrote.
“If the Ibrox club do make an approach then the likelihood is they would be confident they can lure Beale back north.”
Money makes the world go around, and it’s also a huge factor when approaching a new manager too apparently.
Rangers are a huge club and we all know that money is available after selling Calvin Bassey, Joe Aribo and Nathan Patterson this year while reaching the Europa League final and Champions League group stages.
But so far they have seemingly been very reluctant to spend the cash, but that will need to change to get their top man through the door.
Beale will want assurances that he will have the resources to bring in the players he needs to turn around the nine-point deficit and topple Celtic at the top of the table, and if he gets those then it’s sure to be able to sign him and appoint him.
If they’re not willing to do so, then the club will spiral downwards and backwards and struggle to catch Celtic any time soon, and the board will have to start answering some uncomfortable questions.