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Rangers: Who should replace Van Bronckhorst at Ibrox?

Glasgow Rangers sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Monday morning and now Ross Wilson is on the lookout for his successor at Ibrox.

With the next domestic match taking place on 15 December, Wilson will be aiming to make a swift appointment in order for the new manager to bring in his own team and start work with the players.

The likes of Peter Bosz and Kjetil Knutsen have so far been linked amongst a host of other names, however, it should be someone a bit closer to home that should be Rangers’ real target.

A special manager on the way?

Under Steven Gerrard, Rangers won their 55th league title, however, it was Gerrard’s first team coach, who was the brains behind the system that propelled the Light Blues to that historic title.

A certain 42-year-old joined the former Liverpool captain when he took over at Aston Villa, before leaving in the summer to pursue a managerial journey of his own, and it has been working out pretty well so far, with his side sitting just outside the playoff spots in the Championship.

The man in question is Mick Beale, who just so happened to turn down the job at Wolverhampton Wanderers in recent times. He is now a target for the Gers, with Wilson reportedly making him his number one target to take over from the Dutchman before the 47-year-old was even sacked.

However, the 4th Official tweeted that “as per my source close to the Rangers board”, he is now “interested” in the job in what should be a piece of extremely positive news for Rangers.

It appears the club aren’t hanging around in terms of making the appointment, and with the coach having worked previously at Rangers, it’s arguably the most logical move.

Gerrard praised him when they worked together in Glasgow, 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 Mick Beale does on the training pitch, but what he does is really quite special.

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“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 Beale.”

This acclaim just shows how much he contributed towards the landmark title success and with the previous history, a positive rapport with the supporters, and excellent tactical acumen, bringing him back to Ibrox could be really special.