By Sean Fisher

2nd Dec, 2022 | 10:40am

Michael Beale wowed QPR staff with 'extensive' research, Rangers boss left scouts stunned

Michael Beale’s attention to detail in scouting meetings reportedly blew away QPR staff ahead of his appointment at Rangers, according to The Athletic.

Beale spent just five months as a manager before returning to Ibrox to succeed Giovanni van Bronckhorst. The 42-year-old is familiar with Rangers, but only as Steven Gerrard’s assistant manager.

Now in the hot seat himself, Beale will quickly find he has plenty of other responsibilities to shoulder, but the noise coming from his former club QPR suggests he is more than capable of handling it.

As reported by The Athletic‘s Jordan Campbell, there was a “hint of nervousness” at QPR as Beale asked to attend a recruitment meeting. However, Beale’s one-hour prepared speech reportedly blew staff away.

“They sat back as Beale delivered a one-hour presentation that quickly allayed any fears,” wrote Campbell.

“He had put together an extensive document especially for them and ran through every detail himself.

“It explained exactly what he was looking for in each position, the age blend he was trying to create in the squad and even included training ground drills showing how he works on the shape of the team and how that feeds into the attributes he requires.

“It was said to have blown away the scouts in attendance as they had never experienced such a detailed brief before.”

Attention to detail

While Beale comes across as a charismatic coach that does most of his work on the training pitch, the 42-year-old is incredibly intelligent and attentive.

He clearly goes the extra mile behind the scenes to prepare, plan and strategise for every possible scenario, and even wants to play a heavy role in recruitment and scouting.

It’s exactly the profile of manager that Rangers need to take a grip of things at Ibrox. Recruitment has been really poor in recent seasons but Beale will have his own direction to follow in future transfer windows.

On top of that, his extreme attention to detail will help overall training, as well as individual development of players.

While he may lack experience facing the cameras in the dugout, Beale seems to be ticking every box behind the scenes and showing a great interest in getting Rangers back to the top of the standings.

It’ll no doubt take time and a lot of backing, but there’s plenty to like about Beale’s management style so far.

In other Rangers news, Fabrizio Romano reveals Rangers had an interest in appointing Francesco Farioli