By Daniel Feliciano

28th Nov, 2022 | 7:40am

Rangers in talks with four staff members who are expected to exit Ibrox - Sky Sports

Rangers are in talks with four staff members about leaving Ibrox as they edge closer to appointing Michael Beale as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s successor.

The Dutch boss was sacked last week (21 November) after a year in charge at Ibrox, and current QPR boss Beale is expected to be announced as his replacement on Monday (28 November) after already arriving in Glasgow for final talks.

He is expected to bring his own backroom staff with him, including Damien Matthew, and that means Van Bronckhorst’s men will need to leave, something Sky Sports News report is already in motion with the club.

“Meanwhile, the Ibrox club have been in discussions with the backroom team left behind by Van Bronckhorst,” they wrote on their official website (28 November).

“Dave Vos, Roy Makaay, Arno Philips and Yori Bosschaart all joined last November, however, it is expected those who arrived with the Dutchman will depart.”

New era

Van Bronckhorst will long be remembered at Ibrox for what he managed to achieve in the cups, winning the Scottish Cup and losing the Europa League final on penalties.

But this season simply hasn’t been good enough from him and his team and it eventually cost him his job at the club.

Beale has been tasked with coming in and turning things around, but to be given the best chance to do that he will need to have people around him that he trusts and that know him and his ideas well, so the exit of the four men who came with GvB is inevitable.

Makaay especially will be a loss to the squad after developing a good relationships with the strikers and attacking players, but Beale has worked with much of the squad before and will be hopeful that he can get a similar tune out of them after his return.

In other Rangers news, Beale wants to bring in ex-PL midfielder as part of his coaching staff