It’s become abundantly clear the game of Football Manager 2024 that Michael Beale is playing is duff, not working, and the man is completely out of his depth.
In a poll only carried out on Monday, Rangers fans have significantly voted to end this shambles and cut Beale loose from his position, with 2100 votes and counting currently choosing that he departs, with a strong 61% of that number choosing his exit. Just 25% would keep the man, while 14% are undecided.
Which means at the very least, that 75% do not jump at the chance to back him outright.
It’s not working under him at Ibrox, it will never work, and Rangers now have to decide if the cost of losing yet another title and potentially much more is worth it over the cost of firing him.
Michael Beale has basically admitted he doesn’t know what he’s doing – his use of £16M this summer was absolutely abysmal, and the club is pretty much back to where we were under Paul Le Guen.
Beale is not a popular manager, and never was, but all he had to do was prove his detractors wrong. The only ones he’s proven wrong are Ibrox Noise who backed him all the way as new manager, but who have witnessed a truly appalling start to this season to follow from an abysmal summer window and preseason.
We got it wrong. He’s not the right man to lead Rangers, and we overlooked the pressure differences between QPR and Rangers.
We’re probably the only Rangers site willing to call this out, with others likely too afraid of being abused by the pro-Beale ‘give him a chance ffs’ crew.
And that’s fair enough, we can take the hit, we’re big boys (and girls) here.
We want our Rangers to be successful and the best it can be – not a single thing Beale has done, aside Cantwell, Butland and Raskin, has been to the benefit of the club since he joined almost a year ago.
He’s not the right man to take Rangers where we need to be. And the fans seem to agree.