QPR ‘confirm’ Michael Beale to leave and become Rangers manager

QPR ‘confirm’ Michael Beale to leave and become Rangers manager
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Michael Beale, Manager of Queens Park Rangers looks on during the Sky Bet Championship between Bristol City and Queens Park Rangers at Ashton Gate on October 01, 2022 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

QPR have confirmed to Talksport that manager Michael Beale will leave Loftus Road to become Rangers manager, with Les Ferdinand not standing in his way.

While nothing is finalised yet, his present employers fully expect Beale to leave the Championship after six months to return to Ibrox and take up residence as Rangers boss, with a compensation package to be agreed.

From what we understand, Beale’s time at QPR is up thanks to this, purely because the players downed tools after Wolves’ approach, aware their manager was in-demand and wouldn’t be in London for long.

They, like Rangers’ own players who downed tools for Giovanni van Bronckhorst, could be accused of significant unprofessionalism and mild insurrection, and there is said to be little trust left at Loftus Road simply because their manager is too coveted to stay there long.

It’s unfortunately for QPR who haven’t done much wrong, but equally players should be playing to the final whistle, not dumping it because the manager is likely to leave. Results in the last 5 matches since that Wolves approach have been shocking, and that only happens overnight when the players stop committing.

As for Rangers? QPR fully anticipate Beale to come north, although some outlets, including the ever-reliable Daily Record, claim Rangers are thinking twice or ‘holding back’ on actually making the formal approach. And as we know, the DR are about the most reliable source around…

End of the day, Beale will 99% become Rangers’ new manager, and Ibrox Noise will be fully behind a man who was always destined to return to Ibrox as boss – we just never expected it to be this soon.

It must be said a hell of a lot of fans aren’t behind this appointment, with Ally McCoist believing Sean Dyche would have been a better option, and Ibrox Noise straw polls confirming the majority have major doubts at best that Michael Beale is the right man to take Rangers forward.

But then, as many fans equally say, there’s a sizable portion of our support who’d object to Guardiola being paraded in Govan so their opinions are perhaps debatable.

It looks like Beale, and QPR have seemingly said yes.

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