Beale sacked again as Rangers fans breathe sigh of relief

Beale sacked again as Rangers fans breathe sigh of relief
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Michael Beale, Manager of Rangers, reacts during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on September 03, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We can’t help a hint of Schadenfreude here at Ibrox Noise at today’s news, that the hopelessly out of his depth Michael Beale has been fired twice in four months.

The man simply isn’t a football manager – he’s a decent enough training ground coach, but his ambitions completely outweigh his abilities, and yet again his personality and lack of managerial quality has counted against him.

See, he really did cause great damage to Rangers, with lie after lie, and for Sunderland to appoint him in light of how atrociously he ultimately did at Rangers gives some idea of how badly the Black Cat fans are suffering now.

They didn’t want to lose Mowbray in the first place, and they wanted Beale even less, and in his 12 matches there he won just four.

The guy has had 3 manager gigs – he defied expectation at QPR and did well there, for a team with an admittedly low level of expectation in the first place, but then it derailed.

We’ve explained before how Wolves’ interest in him distracted him and the team, and that, sadly for Beale, was as good as it got in management for him.

He got the ‘new manager bounce’ at Rangers, in which he initially seemed to be the answer, but that draw with Celtic was the beginning of the end and he never recovered.

And now at Sunderland he’s been sacked after a couple of months.

It was a diabolical appointment, and if Beale truly thinks he can be a boss, he needs to start at League Two or lower. Prove himself. Because so far he’s nothing but a charlatan who gets gigs beyond his remit.

From the Telegraph’s report:

“Sunderland supporters were annoyed at the suggestion they had taken a dislike to him because of where he is from and instead pointed to a series of dreary performances and excuse-littered media interviews for the criticism of him.”

Sound familiar?

We don’t want to actively kick a man when he’s down, and there’s also the hefty pay off he’ll have received from both Rangers and now Sunderland, so he’s not going to go hungry any time soon.

But Beale is his own worst enemy.

He is unlikely to be in any major job again any time soon, and more fool any major club who takes a stupid punt on him any time in the near future. Thank goodness for Philippe Clement.

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