Rangers are ready to make a formal approach for QPR manager and former Steven Gerrard assistant Michael Beale as the Scottish giants seek Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s replacement
Rangers are ready to make a formal approach to speak to Queens Park Rangers manager Michael Beale, according to talkSPORT.
Beale, a former assistant to Steven Gerrard at Ibrox, has emerged as a prime target to replace the sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
QPR accepted a request from Wolves to speak with Beale earlier this season, but he rejected their advances.
The Scottish giants are in the hunt for a new manager after sacking Van Bronckhorst with the Gers nine points off the top of the Scottish Premiership and leaving the Champions League as statistically the worst side to ever play in the competition.
Beale’s stock is high at the moment having made a strong start to life as QPR manager, taking them to the top of the table in October.
They are winless in their last five league matches but are still in the hunt for promotion as they find themselves in seventh place.
Beale’s big break from football saw him become a part-time youth coach at Chelsea.
He then moved to Liverpool, where he became manager of the Under-16 team and then the Under-23 team.
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In this role, he crossed paths with Steven Gerrard, whom he followed to Rangers in May 2018.
He was Gerrard’s assistant when Rangers became Scottish champions for the 55th time, robbing Celtic of a tenth league title in a row.
Beale followed Gerrard to Aston Villa in November 2021 before taking over as QPR last summer.
An impressive start to the campaign saw Wolves make an approach, but Beale rejected their advances, citing his “integrity and loyalty” as the reason for turning down the job.
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