Rangers manager Michael Beale has dropped a staggering hint that he is ready to extend Allan McGregor’s deal at Ibrox by praising his contribution to the club, his fitness levels, and that the veteran stopper is ‘not finished yet’.
In yet more absolute hogwash from the manager, contradicting his comments of a few months ago where he explained McGregor couldn’t go on forever and he’d be looking at his situation come the summer, the boss has now embarrassed himself yet again with a preposterous about-turn that will endear himself to no one.
If there’s one thing, one rare thing we Rangers fans actually agree on these days, it’s that Allan McGregor is beyond finished, the 41-year-old evidently absolutely past it and his performances typifying how completely done he now is.
So for Beale to come out and imply he’s going to extend his contract is some of the most tone-deaf piffle we’ve heard from him since the last stupid thing he said.
‘It won’t end at 500’ is a further hint that really isn’t going to sell the idea to fans.
Rangers absolutely 100% need AT LEAST two new goalies, probably three, and McGregor 10000% cannot be one of them.
It would go deeply into embarrassment if McGregor stays on the playing staff for a further season after this one. We’d advise Beale to rethink both his words and the strategy here…