An update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and their plans to potentially replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox…
According to Football Insider, Ross Wilson has made Michael Beale his number one target to take over from the Dutch head coach if the club decide to part ways with their current boss.
The report claims that van Bronckhorst is ‘clinging’ on to his job in Glasgow and the board could make a change in the dugout during the World Cup break.
It is stated that Wilson and Beale have a good relationship during the latter’s time as a coach at Ibrox during Steven Gerrard’s time in charge of the club, with the Gers sporting director now lining the manager up for a return to Scotland.
Rangers could get the stadium rocking by appointing the 42-year-old to replace van Bronckhorst during the break.
This, unprecedented, tournament during the winter affords the club the chance for a mini pre-season and any new manager coming in would have time to get their ideas across to the team.
Therefore, the current Queens Park Rangers chief would not have to hit the ground running as he would have a number of training sessions, and friendlies, to get the side playing how he wants them to, instead of being thrown straight into Premiership action.
This means that he could get the Light Blues firing in time for their clash with Hibernian on the 15th of December, but he could also get the crowd firing due to his pre-existing relationship with the club.
Gerrard previously hailed the coach as an “expert” and praised his work with the Gers, saying: “What I’ll never do is try to do someone else’s job when they are better than me at doing it. A lot of people won’t have a clue what Michael Beale does on the training pitch, but what he does is really quite special.
“I haven’t had the luxury of retiring early from the game or not being a player, in terms of having that pitch time to really become a coach for the past 20 years like a Brendan Rodgers, a Mourinho or a Michael Beale.”
This shows how important he was to the 2020/21 title-winning side and supporters should appreciate him for his efforts in that phenomenal campaign, which is why they could be excited to see him return to the club.
The fans should also be buzzing with the idea of Beale replacing van Bronckhorst as he has shown that he has the managerial skills to improve a team. QPR finished 11th in the Championship last season and he has taken them to seventh so far this term, after arriving in the summer, which shows that he can elevate a squad.
Therefore, Wilson could get Ibrox rocking by bringing the English boss in during this World Cup break, due to his ability as a manager and coach and his pre-existing relationship with the Light Blues.