Mick Beale: Rangers make official approach to QPR to discuss managerial job at Ibrox | Soccer News

Rangers have made an official approach to QPR to speak to head coach Mick Beale about the vacant managerial position at Ibrox, Sky Sports News has learned.

QPR is expected to grant Rangers permission to speak to Beale.

It is understood Beale would welcome the opportunity to speak to Rangers and discuss becoming the club’s 18th permanent manager, following the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Beale is believed to have enjoyed a good relationship with Rangers since leaving as manager last November when he left with Steven Gerrard for Aston Villa.

Beale then decided to become Loftus Road boss in the summer and turned down an approach from Wolves last month, citing ‘integrity and loyalty’ as his reason for turning down the Premier League job.

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Beale joined Aston Villa with Steven Gerrard last year before leaving the club for QPR

Warburton: Gers job will be ‘very hard to turn down’ for Beale

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Beale discusses his return to Ibrox for the win over Aberdeen and his memories of the club

Former Rangers boss Mark Warburton told Sky Sports News:

“It’s a fantastic opportunity and Michael will know it. He will recognize the club, he will have a very good relationship within the club established by working with Steven [Gerrard]so if it comes up it will be a fantastic opportunity and i am sure it will be very hard to turn it down.

“Leading a club of the stature of Rangers is always a wonderful opportunity. If this materializes, he will have a very difficult decision to make, that’s for sure.

When asked if the opportunity was too early in his career, Warburton replied: “I think he will recognize that. Mick is a very smart guy, he will understand the implications of that and the challenge he will face, but at the same time I think he recognizes that opportunities like this don’t come very often to manage a club the size of Rangers, so if everything goes forward I think he will support himself to succeed.

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Alex Rae discusses potential candidates to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Rangers

“I think Mick would be honest enough to say that a Premier League club in the top six or eight is not going to happen immediately and as such the appeal of European football, as you have seen the last year with what can be achieved and the support they get from the fans, that kind of pull, that kind of learning curve and learning experience, I’m sure Michael will like them.

“I think you have to weigh that. He’s in a good position at the moment, he’s had a good start to the season with QPR, so it’s a tough call. But I think he’ll be pretty honest with himself- even to know that these types of opportunities don’t come along every week.

“It’s a huge club, a great opportunity, a chance for European football, to deal with the old company. He was there with Steven, Steven was a manager and did a wonderful job in that role and Micky the backed up very effectively and I’m sure now he would be intrigued to know if he can do this work himself.”

‘Beale fits Rangers and knows the club’

Michael Beale (right) was a coach under Steven Gerrard at Rangers
Beale (right) was a coach under Steven Gerrard at Rangers

Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller told Sky Sports News:

“There are a lot of names that come to mind. One for me that would be high on the list would be Mick Beale. His name has come up over the last month as Rangers have been working hard.

“I think he fits in, he knows the club, he knows the players. There would be no surprises if he returned to the building in terms of the demands and expectations of the football club and he started his own journey as a manager quite well too so I think he would be high on the list.”

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Kris Boyd discusses who could replace Van Bronckhorst at Ibrox and the challenge the new manager faces

sky sports Specialist and former Rangers striker Kris Boyd believes Beale is one of the names in the running to succeed Van Bronckhorst.

“Whether it’s big names trying to launch their managerial careers like Steven Gerrard or managers trying to rebuild their reputations like Brendan Rodgers, only to return to England afterwards, I wouldn’t rule anyone out,” Boyd said. .

“Rangers can’t afford the Premier League salaries that Sean Dyche or Ralph Hasenhuttl would have been on, but there is a particular attraction to the two big clubs in Scotland, the lure of playing in Europe and the chance to win. trophies.

“The most obvious at this point would be Mick Beale. Rangers fans remember what he did under Steven Gerrard, and they are extremely proud that he was part of the team that delivered (title number ) 55 for club soccer. There is a clear connection there.

“It remains to be seen whether Mick Beale wants to leave QPR at this time, he obviously turned down Wolves not too long ago.

“Was it the right decision, or maybe he got wind that something was going to happen at Ibrox and he was ready to wait for it, we don’t know. He will definitely be someone. one who is in contention.”

Rangers’ next five games

December 15: Hibernian (h), Scottish Premiership, kick off 8pm, live sky sports

December 20: Aberdeen (a), Scottish Premiership, kick-off 8 p.m., live sky sports

December 23: Ross County (a), Scottish Premiership, kick-off 7:30 p.m., live sky sports

December 28: Motherwell (h), Scottish Premiership, kick off 7.45pm

January 2: Celtic (h), Scottish Premiership, kick off 12.30pm, live sky sports

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