Pundit tears Michael Beale to shreds on Twitter as Rangers managerial announcement imminent
Tam McManus has savaged soon-to-be Rangers manager Michael Beale on Twitter after news broke of an agreement being close between parties.
Beale is set to take over as manager at Ibrox to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst, returning just over a year after departing the club with Steven Gerrard as his assistant for Aston Villa.
But having rejected the Wolves job a few weeks ago out of “loyalty” to QPR, McManus took to his personal Twitter account (27 November) to tear into the new Rangers manager but defended him by saying football is “ruthless”.
Quoting a tweet from another account that used Beale’s quotes after he turned Wolves down, McManus said;
“Publicly appears at a Rangers game when knows the current manager under severe pressure. Says the below then walks out on QPR. Deletes his Twitter when knows on way to Rangers (been a done deal for a while)
“Not the correct way to go about it but hey ho football is ruthless.”
Obviously from an optics point of view it doesn’t look great for Beale, saying what he said and then backing out on it just 32 days later.
But there has to be some context to the whole argument and why Beale has decided that now is the time to make the move from Queens Park to Glasgow rather than Wolverhampton.
Wolves are bottom of the Premier League table, with a squad he doesn’t know and very little chance of any silverware in cup competitions, plus in a place where his family reportedly struggled to settle when he was at Villa.
Rangers on the other hand are competing for a title on a regular basis, always in the conversation for cup competitions, play European football regularly and he knows a lot of the squad and people at the club.
It’s a no brainer, and while he’s going to get some stick for it, we all know it’s the right decision for him. Now we have to hope it’s the right decision for Rangers.
In other Rangers news, manager already in Glasgow as club look to seal major appointment on Monday