So it seems like the names are swirling around Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s job, but the one that comes up the most, in hope possibly more than expectation, is former assistant Michael Beale.
The-now Queens Park Rangers manager has had a stonking start to life at Loftus Road, top of the table in England’s Championship with a game in hand, the ex-Rangers number two is absolutely tearing up the management gig on his own and showing how extraordinarily talented he is.
The fact is Gio’s job now looks 100% shoogly peg, with repeatedly ghastly performances and far too many poor results, and he effectively quit himself by confirming if he couldn’t change it, he was gone.
That’s right, he gave essentially a resignation speech, challenging the board to fire him because he isn’t going to quit, and this week’s trip to Italy is almost certainly a slaughtering in waiting, something which may just hurry the deed up.
He loves Rangers, he adored his time at the club and he’s universally popular among all fans, but can Rangers possibly persuade a man who is loving his time in London to give it up for what is a massive high-risk position at Ibrox?
Well, let’s remember Beale took over at QPR from Mark Warburton whose wheels had come off and they didn’t extend his deal – and with ZERO cash Beale has QPR top of the table.
That, in anyone’s language, is extraordinary.
So Rangers’ board would love a manager who can work miracles with no cash at all, let’s face it. But would he want it?
Yes, Michael Beale wants the Rangers job, but we just don’t know when – is now the right time? He’s not sure, and was VERY careful when speaking about the position recently. He far from ruled it out, but he’s in a very happy place in London now and he’d be taking a massive risk to give that up for the Famous.
But he knows how big we are, he knows all there is to know about Rangers, and we couldn’t be in safer hands if he took over.
Is Michael Beale coming back to Ibrox? Don’t rule it out.