What do Rangers need now?

What do Rangers need now?
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Michael Beale manager of Rangers looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Rangers and Olympiacos at Ibrox Stadium on July 26, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

As we look back on two bad performances from Rangers over the past week, we ask what went wrong and how does this get addressed going forward.


As it stands Beale doesn’t know what his best 11 is. He needs to find a settled team quickly, but at the same time he needs to be strong (like Ten Haag at Man Utd) and drop players who keep on letting him down in doing their BASIC job on the pitch.
There is no time for sentiment, so he needs to either move Tav up the park or drop him. Goldson is another who is out of form and costing goals, so he needs to be dropped too.

Formation, style of play, identity of the team:

Beale also needs to stick with a settled formation where the players have an understanding of what to do, which in turns allows players to build & develop partnerships & understanding of how they play.
Also needs to ensure that the team play in a manner that’s befitting of this great club, fast attacking football – but being clever on the ball (Beale could do a lot worse than study Arsenal and how they looking to make space for other players so they can move the ball & play at pace).

At the moment, there is no clear identity with the team in terms of style on the pitch.
We pass the ball about, however usually at a slow pace with no end product.
The team needs to be more clever with the ball, move other teams about faster – and stop trying to walk the ball into the net – take a risk, gamble!!

Change of Manager:

Yes Beale is looking like he’s way out of his depth as being manager of the club.
But that’s not 100% his fault, we would all take the chance of being manager at this great club – my football manager CV is top notch, but it’s the fault of the previous board members & our ex-Director of fuckups football who decided that an inexperienced manager, who didn’t really do much at QPR, would be the best choice to take over at our club!!

If Beale was to leave we need a proven winner to come in:

Someone who’s no relation to the squad, and therefore can make changes without upsetting a mate.
Someone who’s prepared to play exciting attacking football.
I don’t want someone like McInnes or rubbish like that, we need people who’ve shown they can win trophies wherever they have been.
What I would also want is someone on their coaching staff who knows Scottish football and also knows our club – Someone like Neil McCann or Kevin Thomson.

Results and performances must improve, Beale’s already lost the support of the majority of fans, and the others will turn soon if the situation domestically & Europe doesn’t improve after the international break.

By then it could be too late…

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