The Gers got back to winning ways domestically after a bitterly disappointing draw with Livingston at Ibrox last weekend.
In what was arguably the club’s most complete performance of the season to date, Rangers were rampant as the Ibrox side smashed four past Aberdeen after initially falling behind. It could’ve been even more.
In the crowd to watch the entire thing was the one and only Michael Beale, who has been causing something of a storm down south with his leadership of Queens Park Rangers.
Steven Gerrard’s former assistant at Ibrox, the likeable coach is in his first top job at QPR and such has been his success the Loftus Road side sit 3rd in the English Championship table and are well in the promotion running.
After the club’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Birmingham on Friday evening, this gave Michael Beale the chance to journey north to watch Rangers dismantle Aberdeen. The coach even had time for a visit to the Louden Tavern.
But the manager’s appearance at Ibrox comes at an interesting time with Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst under heavy pressure going into the game.
The Dutchman has struggled to get a proper tune out of his lacklustre players all season long but with the pressure on his team responded to send a message in the title race.
Alan Nixon reacts to Michael Beale’s Rangers return
It was an impressive showing but post-match Alan Nixon was focusing on the appearance of Michael Beale, and not without good reason.
The journalist had claimed the Rangers hierarchy have put the QPR manager as “top of the hit list” if results and performances don’t turn under Gio. The claim originally appeared on the journalist’s Patreon.
After Michale Beale was spotted back at Rangers, Alan Nixon shared a red-faced emoji signalling some embarrassment as the QPR manager was spotted in the Louden.
We’re not entirely sure what the journalist is getting at here, but it was only a few weeks ago Nixon named Beale as a legitimate candidate to replace Van Bronckhorst if Rangers opted to sack the Dutchman.
Not that Michael Beale is likely to come to Rangers anyway – at least not at the moment – after he rejected the chance to manage a Premier League who came knocking earlier in the month.