Rangers manager Michael Beale’s wonderful two-facedness ramped up a level today after about-turning yet again, this time on Ryan Kent.
After previously praising the lad to the hilt, only barely two months ago, Beale has changed his mind entirely and criticised the winger.
Now, before we get into the detail of what he said, we will explain why he’s changed his mind, and it’s very simple:
Kent rejected Rangers during the famous discussions over the international break, and Beale took the hump from it.
Since then, the manager’s rhetoric around Kent has been much quieter and a lot less positive, giving away that he was going to leave, and now that it’s official, Beale is the spurned lover who has gone from adoring Kent to never wanting to talk to him again.
There is so much to dissect here.
First of all they did NOT park those conversations till earlier this month, because it was made clear by all parties that chats would happen at the last international break, and they did indeed take place.
Secondly Beale tries to spin Kent’s (and Morelos’) rejection as club-initiated, that we were the ones who made the decision. Literal nonsense.
And lastly ‘I don’t think this season has been their best’ which counters 1: selecting them incessantly 2: speaking so highly of them until the recent weeks.
This is why, unfortunately, Beale’s verbals are such utter nonsense and can’t be taken seriously. Most fans, in fairness, have seen through his lies and rubbish and accept that he’s just full of it and not to be trusted.
Queens Park Rangers know this only too well.
But we should say we still support him as Rangers manager – he has a clean slate and a fresh transfer window to build a team, and it needs all the backing it and he can get.
Just don’t ask us to believe his account of things!