By Sean Fisher

27th Nov, 2022 | 8:10pm

Ross Wilson spotted in Glasgow with Rangers now in advanced talks to hire Michael Beale

Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson has been spotted in Glasgow amid the club’s ongoing negotiations to appoint Michael Beale as manager.

Gers are inching closer to announcing current QPR boss Beale as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s successor at Ibrox. Beale previously worked with Rangers as Steven Gerrard’s assistant and he is now close to taking the hot seat himself.

According to the Daily Record (20:37), “talks with Beale are already at an advanced stage and the Englishman is keen on a return to Scotland.”

To add to the speculation, the news outlet also states that Wilson was at Firhill on Saturday to see the club’s loan players, Cole McKinnon and Tony Weston, in action for Partick Thistle in a Scottish Cup game.

Wilson’s presence in Glasgow is surely an indicator towards his role in the ongoing negotiations.

Imminent

All signs are pointing towards Beale becoming Rangers manager.

The 42-year-old has had previous success in Glasgow, has a strong knowledge of Scottish football and knows his way around Ibrox. He ticked almost every box for Gers, with his lack of experience the only red flag.

But Beale has amassed some experience this season, and shown during his time at QPR that he’s more than capable of being a manager as opposed to a talented assistant.

His QPR side flew to the top end of the Championship early on in the season and only dropped in form once Beale started to be linked with the Wolves and Rangers jobs.

He’ll certainly need time and backing from the board to implement his ideas and overhaul the squad, but Beale certainly has the capability to bring Rangers back to the top in Scotland. He did it alongside Gerrard and will be eager to prove that he can do it on his own.

In other Rangers news, Gerardo Seoane is spotted following Rangers on social media amid manager negotiations.