Rangers media partners Heart & Hand expect Ibrox manager Michael Beale to be in charge for the club’s upcoming clash with St Johnstone next weekend.

Known to have close links to Ibrox, the Rangers fan media outlet were speaking amid substantial pressure which is now rising on the club’s manager.

The Gers boss is under fire after a disastrous week which saw the club humbled in the Champions League qualifiers and defeated at home against a weakened Celtic side.

Speaking on the platform’s Daily Update for Wednesday 6th September 2023, Heart & Host David Edgar explained that there has been nothing from Rangers on the status of Michael Beale and that he doesn’t expect there to be.

“Speculation obviously continues about the manager (Michael Beale),” said Heart & Hand host David Edgar.

“There has been no word from Rangers on it. I doubt very much there is going to be.

“I think I said on Sunday that I don’t believe that Rangers are going to make a managerial change in this September window.

“There have been a few newspapers I think taking a flyer on it and suggesting that’s the case. I saw one from a low-market Scottish tabloid saying ‘they’re not going to sack him but he loses some more games they might sack him’.

“You don’t exactly need to be Sherlock Holmes to get to that conclusion.”

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Heart & Hand not expecting Rangers to sack Michael Beale

Whilst we’re sure John Bennett is monitoring the situation of Michael Beale closely, Heart & Hand have also been speaking about potential replacements.

Or at least, the Rangers fan media outlet were talking about the apparent targets which are doing the rounds in the press.

Links to Kevin Muscat have been shot down whilst Birmingham City manager John Eustace is the latest name to be mentioned.

Speaking about the mention of other names for the job, David Edgar claimed that he does not expect any of them to be in the Rangers hot seat beyond the international break.

“There have been names chucked out there as there are going to be,” David Edgar said.

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“The papers get to run that story they love about ‘the bookmakers odds’ and ‘shock candidate’ which is just a nonsense.

“The one that was mentioned yesterday was Kevin Muscat and the reason I didn’t mention it then is because it was shot down, not just from the club, but also from his side that there had been no contact whatsoever.

“As far as I understand, Rangers are just moving on, Michael Beale will be in charge when Rangers take on St Johnstone.”

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