It’s time now to drop the sniping and complaining, for now Michael Beale is officially Rangers’ 18th manager and those detractors need to back him or find another club.
Whatever we think of the board, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s exit, or the choice of Beale to replace him, that IS the route we’ve gone, and if Rangers fans could back a complete spanner dud like Pedro Caixinha (and believe us, his appointment was better received by a lot of supporters all those years ago) then they can back Beale.
The job of a supporter, dare we say it, is to support. It is absolutely fine to have misgivings about an appointment, absolutely fair and correct to admit you’re uncertain of a Rangers manager and think it might not be the right choice, but still to get behind him, back him to prove you wrong.
This is fine – to have opinions.
But what isn’t fine is to, as some fans are, will him to fail, to brand him a dud before he even starts and say, as we’ve seen from plenty of ‘fans’ today, ‘f*ck off’. Yes, really.
Plenty of supporters aren’t behind Beale, they aren’t happy with the appointment, and they’re making their feelings clear.
We on Ibrox Noise weren’t in favour of many of our past appointments, but we look past it and will them to prove us wrong, we backed them to show us to be idiots, and in some cases they did.
We will never stop holding our managers to account on this site, and we’ll never stop wanting what’s best for the club. But we will support the boss, and urge him on.
The ‘fans’ today who are clearly abusing the new manager and essentially wanting him to fail are no fans of Rangers FC and we can do without them.
As we say, opinions are one thing, but going further than them isn’t.
If you don’t back Beale, think he’s a mistake and you want him to fail, there are places further east your type is more at home at.
Back the boss, and let’s see where Michael Beale takes us.