Michael Beale has made a very strange comment about Rangers’ new signings

Michael Beale has made a very strange comment about Rangers’ new signings
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Michael Beale, manager of Rangers looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Rangers and Newcastle at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Michael Beale has made one of his strangest comments yet as Rangers manager by suggesting some of his new signings are ready to struggle at Ibrox.

The boss, speaking on the eve of the new season starting, was covering the Fashion Sakala and Glen Kamara situations, which we’ll get to later, but it was what he said about his new (or was he meaning all) boys that was a bit startling.

He said:

“Is it going to be perfect straight away? No. You can see there’s going to be teething problems. But you can see we’ve got good players. And as long as they all get in line and in tune quickly, we’ll be OK. Naturally with that process, one or two will be a little bit uneasy. One or two might bite down on the gum shield and fight.”

It is true that we take his quotes with a pinch of salt but this really is an utterly absurd comment. ‘As long as they get in line’. ‘A bit uneasy’?!

But the gum shield comment is probably the weirdest one yet.

He’s probably saying that some of the new players are going to resist his methods, and that’s an unprecedented comment for a Rangers manager to say. And it wouldn’t fit for it to be a pro-active boxer metaphor, because of the line that preceded it.

These players signed for Rangers and Michael Beale because of his vision, how he sold himself and the club to them.

To now say he reckons he’s going to meet with some resistance when it comes to implementing his ideas is utterly bewildering.

We urged a reset button and to judge the man and his Rangers rebuild from this weekend onwards, and we stand by that assertion, but he’s not helping himself with the stuff he spouts at times.

Beale has 5 or 6 days to get something that works for Rangers, to get the team firing on all cylinders – because Killie is coming up fast and preseason was a total disaster in all honesty.

He is clearly feeling the pressure of that – sink or swim time Michael.

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  1. It seems bewildering but really not surprising when keeps opening his mouth as if he has to all the time. I really wish he wouldn’t. He bought the players he picks the team the road ahead is clear No 1 Priority The League. No 2 Europe hopefully Champions League . No 3 Cups . No ifs no buts No excuses Michael. Onwards 56

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