By Jonty Banks

1st Dec, 2022 | 7:10pm

Michael Beale eyeing up further Liverpool staff following Dr Jack Ade appointment at Rangers

Michael Beale has appointed Liverpool’s Dr Jack Ade as his Head of Performance at Rangers and may look to poach further staff from the Premier League giants, according to This is Anfield.

Ade will join the likes of Damian Matthew, Neil Banfield and Harry Watling in the Ibrox dugout, as the 42-year-old sets to work with Rangers following his move from QPR last week.

Dr Ade has held the role of head of elite fitness development and Under-21s fitness coach at Anfield since 2016, becoming a key figure during Jurgen Klopp’s regime at the Merseyside club.

According to This Is Anfield, the Englishman might look to swoop in for further back-room appointments, with Liverpool proving his preferred source.

The report said: “There is a chance that Beale attempts to poach more personnel from the Liverpool academy staff, having built up strong relationships with colleagues during two spells at Kirkby.”

Changing of the guard

It comes as no surprise that Beale is poaching some of the most prestigious coaching talents from around the country.

The project he is undertaking at Rangers is an extremely exciting one, and coaches will be jumping at the opportunity to work with one of the brightest up-and-coming managers in the game.

The appointment of Dr Ade is one which was much needed, with Rangers looking leggy and laboured in several Scottish Premiership games this season.

The intensity that Liverpool have played at week in week out since Klopp’s arrival at the club should be a hugely promising sign for Gers fans – with many hoping this style of play can now become a staple of Ibrox life.

With Beale having just over a fortnight before his first Scottish Premiership match against Hibernian (15 December), he will look for Dr Ade and his other backroom staff to hit the ground running and get his players running through brick walls for the club.

In other news, Ex-Rangers chief slams Ibrox board over Michael Beale appointment.