Shock Ibrox twist as Michael Beale wants Lee Wallace at Rangers

Shock Ibrox twist as Michael Beale wants Lee Wallace at Rangers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 25: Lee Wallace of Rangers celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Scottish Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on March 25, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

A shock twist has emerged in Rangers’ pursuit of current QPR boss Michael Beale after it emerged that the Loftus Road chief wants Ibrox pariah Lee Wallace to be part of the setup, with Rangers’ board said to be, unsurprisingly, unhappy at this demand.

Wallace’s former team mate Dominic Ball has been in the press bigging the prospect up, but there’s no smoke without fire, and Beale has a lot of time for the former Rangers captain who left Rangers in disgracefully ignominious circumstances after that infamous ‘Hampden incident’ involving himself, Greg Docherty and Kenny Miller.

But there’s no question Wallace is revered by everyone at Rangers aside the board and it would be a huge fan-pleasing addition to get him as part of the setup at Ibrox, even if some of the suits would not support it.

If Beale is to take charge at Rangers, it seems he wants Wallace as part of it, and if Rangers’ board wants to get the fans, or their ‘customers’, back on side, they’d accept this and get over themselves completely in order to curry some favour not only with the supporters, but with the new manager too.

Wallace has a lot of respect in the sport, he’s one of those former players that no one has a bad word to say about, apart from a few individuals at Ibrox, of course, and his return to Govan would be very popular with the majority of supporters.

Does he want the return? It is a poisoned chalice for him – he knows the fans love him, but there are massive issues with the board and the club and we’re not sure Lee Wallace actually wants that baggage given he moved his family to London.

Does he want to come home? Maybe, he still has that coaching role at Tynecastle FC last we heard, so there’s reason for life to be easier for him.

But regardless, Wallace in the backroom staff would not be unwelcome, unless, that is, you’re part of the Rangers board who ruthlessly culled him from the team.

We’ll see how this little twist changes things.

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