By Mike Slater

25th Nov, 2022 | 2:10pm

Queens Park Rangers instruct top agent to find new manager as Rangers close in on Michael Beale

Rangers are closing in on the appointment of Michael Beale with Queens Park Rangers already responding early, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper has reported on its website that the London club have instructed top agents to put out feelers over possible replacements for the manager.

It comes as Ross Wilson and Stewart Robertson have spent the week in London to hold talks after the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox.

There were said to be six names on the shortlist but that has now been rattled down after talks that see Beale remain the clear frontrunner.

Despite preparing for the next man in charge, QPR are said to only be bracing for an official approach, rather than it actually being made as the wait continues.

It all depends on Rangers also coughing up the £1.5million it will take to release him from the English capital to move back up to Glasgow and north of the border.

Easy.

It looks as though Douglas Park and the Rangers board have no problem coughing up the cash.

Despite paying up to £4.5million on dismissing Van Bronckhorst and eventually his staff, this new payout will take it up to £6million and maybe even more with new staff too.

This is dragging out for way too long to say that this has an inevitable ending to the manager hunt, with everyone expecting Beale to be in charge within days.

Nowhere is sharing that an official approach has been made yet, despite rumours of it being around for days, what is holding the Bears back?

Wilson and Robertson teaming up to make whatever decision is enough to make the Ibrox faithful cringe, so let’s hope their trip down to London ends in success.

The World Cup is well and truly underway right now, but this break will quickly run down and that pre-season aspect which is seen so vital for manager changes will disappear.

Beale is the man wanted, now it is time for Rangers to make it happen – the door is open.

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