It looks as though Michael Beale’s position as Rangers manager is safe, for now.
Speculation over the last week has been ramped up as the Gers boss faces criticism for recent results and tactics that he has used in defeats against PSV Eindhoven and Celtic.
Michael Beale isn’t going anywhere though because, speaking on The Rangers Review, Chris Jack has confirmed that the club has rejected any notion of a managerial change.
Michael Beale being backed by Rangers
Muscat is the only one that was “officially” rubbished and without the club coming out and making an official announcement, this is the closest to confirmation that fans will get.
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When asked by Derek Clark about the rumours and Michael Beale’s social media activity, Jack said about an imminent manager change:
“Every rumour that has done the rounds in terms of the manager’s situation has been knocked down by the club over the last 2, 3, 4 days even.
“I know there’s been speculation and the infamous ‘I’ve had a WhatsApp’ therefore it must be true.
“The social media stuff, folk shouldn’t be reading too much into it.
“In terms of his situation, sources at the club have knocked it down over the weekend and it’s business as usual.”
Michael Beale is certainly walking a tightrope in terms of his future at Rangers.
Champions League qualification was always going to be hard given the opposition but, the nature of our first-half surrender against Celtic was bizarre.
It would be a surprise if the manager isn’t on his last warning after losing two cup games to Celtic and dropping five points in two Ibrox league derbies too.
Those are the games that make the difference and, at the moment, Michael Beale just isn’t passing the big tests for Rangers.