Michael Beale sends two-word message to QPR on Instagram after he quits for Rangers
Michael Beale took to Instagram to address QPR fans after he quit the London club to complete a move to Rangers this week.
Just weeks after snubbing a move to Wolves and declaring his loyalty to QPR, Beale was unable to resist the offer made by Rangers to succeed Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
The 42-year-old enjoyed previous success at Ibrox as Steven Gerrard’s assistant and now returns to Glasgow to take the hot seat himself.
But his move didn’t go down particularly well with QPR fans, and his two-word message to his former club reflects the frosty nature of his exit.
Via his Instagram story, Beale simply wrote “thank you” and tagged QPR’s account, accompanied with three photos of his time in west London.
Just over a month ago, Beale emphasised that “integrity and loyalty are big things for me”, after he snubbed an approach from Premier League side Wolves.
But it seems to lure of Rangers was just too good to turn down, but it made his exit from QPR an extremely awkward saga.
However, Beale’s appointment is now done and he returns to a familiar environment but with a new role. His knowledge of the club and Scottish football stood him above other managerial candidates, with the only risk being his inexperience as a first-team manager.
However, his existing rapport with the squad and the board at Rangers should stand him in good stead as he tries to turn the season around in Glasgow.
Catching up to Celtic this season may be too big an ask for Beale, but a strong January transfer window and a good end to the cup run would certainly improve the mood around the club.
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