Michael Beale arrives in Glasgow ahead of official announcement as new Rangers manager
Michael Beale is already in Glasgow ahead of officially becoming the new Rangers manager to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst, says David Ornstein.
The Gers made their formal move for Beale on Saturday (26 November) and have now agreed terms with Queens Park Rangers and the man himself for him to become the first-team manager just over a year after leaving as Steven Gerrard’s assistant.
According to The Athletic (28 November) the 42-year-old opted to make the move due to his relationship with Ross Wilson and his connection to Rangers, and an announcement is expected later on Monday (28 November).
“Beale has arrived in Glasgow ahead of appointment as Rangers manager,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account (27 November).
“42yo’s connection to Rangers and relationship with sporting director Ross Wilson key factors in decision to leave QPR, having recently rejected chance to work in Premier League at Wolves.”
Get behind him
Whether we believe that Beale is the right man or the perfect choice for the job is irrelevant now because he’s the man in charge and we must get behind him.
He showed his abilities while with QPR as a number one, but in such a short spell it’s definitely difficult to get an accurate read on his qualities.
But Beale knows the squad at Ibrox really well from his time with Gerrard, knows the league well after winning it and now has the chance to move forward from that to push the club forward.
It will be incredibly difficult for him to catch Celtic this year, and we all know that, but if he can weed out the weak and set the foundations for a big push next season while running them close this year then most fans will be happy with that.
There are still two trophies to win too, so it isn’t all doom and gloom, but he will need our full support to hit the ground running so we must give it to him.
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