By Anthony Onifade

9th Mar, 2023 | 9:40am

Rangers coach Harry Watling wanted for manager jobs in England as merry-go-round begins

Rangers first-team coach Harry Watling is on the radar of a number of English Football League clubs, according to The Mirror.

The 33-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest young coaches in England and joined Michael Beale’s coaching setup at QPR before they moved to Rangers in November.

And according to the Mirror [9 March, page 57], several EFL clubs are watching his progress, with a “managerial merry-go-round” looking to take shape across the Championship and League One, with Charlton potentially looking for a new coach with Dean Holden linked with the vacant post at Oxford United.

Hard to let go

Watling has become a pivotal part of Beale’s impressive setup at Ibrox and his expertise at set pieces is one of the main reasons why he is highly regarded in England.

Set-pieces have become a huge part of the modern game these days and with the Gers looking to re-invent themselves for a major assault on their Old-Firm rivals Celtic next season, it’s unlikely Beale and the club would allow Watling to leave so soon.

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Beale will be desperate for top-level coaches and assistants in his ear for the foreseeable future and Watling has become a vital part of that.

The huge interest in his services is of no surprise with many of the clubs in the EFL providing young, up-and-coming coaches with the platform and room to thrive. The only way Watling is allowed to leave is if he makes it known, and considering the pull of managing in the EFL, he may well be tempted.

In other Rangers news, a pundit with insider information at Ibrox has shared one condition that will make Douglas Park leave Ibrox.