Rangers job different to Wolves after Michael Beale rejection weeks ago
Michael Beale rejected Wolves only a matter of weeks ago but the chance to manage Rangers is completely different, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The 42-year-old is currently the frontrunner to take the reins in the Ibrox dugout and re-acquaint himself with the club following a previous spell as assistant manager under Steven Gerrard.
Following a dire start to the season under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the Gers sit nine points behind league leaders Celtic and face a mammoth challenge if they wish to become serious title contenders.
Following a report by the Daily Record that said QPR would not stand in Beale’s way should he want the job, Jones told GiveMeSport he believes Rangers are close to making an official approach for the Englishman.
He said: “They want to talk to Michael Beale about this, and I think it’ll move forward quite fast in terms of that happening. They’re looking now at making an official approach, it might even happen today, to be honest.
“Obviously, Beale did turn down Wolves not very long ago, but from what I’m hearing, there’s something about Rangers that feels a little bit different, and he might find it a little more difficult to turn down if this was to actually come to him.
“Also, in the back of his mind, while he does want to be loyal, you’ve got to be careful about the sorts of jobs that you turn down. QPR had done well, this season, they’ve taken a bit of a dive recently, though, and it doesn’t take that long for things to turn around, and you could be fired from your job already.
“So, I think he just wants to make sure that he doesn’t act stubbornly over this and just turn down offers for the sake of it just because he turned down Wolves. So, I do think that Beale is one to look out for at the moment.”
Beale’s appointment at Rangers is surely close to completion, and this news confirms that the Englishman must be close to signing the dotted line and becoming the new manager of Rangers football club.
His prior experience under Gerrard will already give him a head-start on any other potential successors, as he already possesses a fond relationship with the Rangers fanbase after a hugely successful spell as assistant manager.
Although he has only been the manager of QPR for 21 games – meaning he’s a little light in terms of experience – he has had glowing reports from players and pundits alike, and it is thought Beale is only at the beginning of a hugely rich managerial career.
If Rangers were to make the appointment now, Beale would have the rest of the World Cup break to work with the Gers squad and implement his philosophy before they return to Premiership action against Hibernian on December 15.