Michael Beale shares Rangers transfer plan update amid Ross Wilson exit live on talkSPORT
Michael Beale has revealed that he is now leading the summer transfer plans for Rangers after Ross Wilson left the club while live on talkSPORT.
Wilson left Ibrox after four years last week to return to the Premier League with Nottingham Forest, plunging Rangers’ transfer plans into doubt with no director of football at the club.
But Beale has now revealed that he is the man in charge of negotiations and transfer plans and is still making trips to meet players face to face alone now that Beale has left, and says he prefers it this way when asked by Ally McCoist during an interview live on air (19 April, 9:10).
“Obviously Ross Wilson moved on last week but a lot of the plans have been in place since I came in November,” he said. “It’s something that we’ve been talking about almost every day to be honest.
“Now Ross has moved on I’m leading that. I’ve been away talking to some players in the last couple of days and it’s something that is constantly happening.”
Ally McCoist then asked if he felt that suited him better than working under a director of football, and Beale was honest about his feelings.
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“I think in the short period right now it may suit me better than someone coming in in the middle of the work we’re already doing. I feel like I’ve got really good support from John Park and the recruitment. Mervin Day is involved in that too.
“A lot of the work has been done, it’s now executing. I’m quite fussy, I like to meet the players Ally and see them face to face.
“That was how we did it with Nico Raskin and Todd Cantwell, it wasn’t just the business men if you like. I want to see these boys and sit in front of them.
“I’ve been away the last few weeks doing that. Every day off, every schedule I can I’ve been travelling to meet people along with Ross. And now I just continue to do that on my own.”
If we believe that Beale is the right man to take this club forward and restore us to our former glory, then he absolutely deserves to be the man in charge.
He wants to build a squad that can compete and overthrow Celtic’s dominance right now and become more competitive in Europe too.
That means he has to be the man to have the final say in transfers and targets, and that should also mean that he is present for meetings to make the big decisions when needed.
Having that relationship and understanding with Wilson was one thing, but it’s great to see that the club are trusting him even without Wilson there and now whoever eventually comes in to replace him will also have to step into that role alongside Beale.
It’s positive for the summer and it seems as though plans are well underway to bolster the squad and strengthen for the new season, and there will be no excuses now. This is Beale or bust.
In other Rangers news, one Celtic star is suffering with a knee injury that could require surgery ahead of the semi-final clash at Hampden Park.