So it appears that a decision has been made on Rangers manager Michael Beale, and that is to continue and possibly reassess in the future.
The fact is Rangers’ big problem in switching manager is unless Beale quit, it would cost a fair few quid to fire him.
Even worse, he’s just signed 9 players, very few of whom are working out, and a new boss would have to find a way to get this mess sorted very quickly indeed.
All we have to do is look at the shambles across the city, regardless of the Old Firm result, and see how their new boss is struggling with someone else’s squad. And in his case, it had been a smooth-oiled machine prior to his arrival.
Michael Beale taken an already messy squad from last season, let 15+ players go, signed 9, and any new coach would have to take a bit of an even messier situation and try to make it work.
It has clearly been deemed it’s just too expensive and quite simply too much of a ‘faff’ to get shot of Beale now and the board are just going to throw everything into making it work with him, despite many not being convinced he’s the right man.
So with that said, Ibrox Noise, despite our deep concerns on Beale which we know most of the fanbase share, are going to drop all anti-Beale sentiment, any deep rooted criticisms of him, and just get behind supporting and hoping he can turn this around.
And with that in mind, we turn our attention to St Johnstone, which is now all that matters. Rangers simply have to bounce from the Celtic result, and critically, Michael Beale has to get a run going – he needs a strong September and October, taking advantage of any Celtic slip ups, and give Rangers fans something to believe we might actually be able to ‘seize the day’ with this season.
How does he do that?
We did suggest a back to basics approach, of dumping his crazy hippy ideas of how to do football, and just simplify things again.
But he’s the boss.
Hopefully he can prove why he’s on the big bucks for being in that position.