Rangers coach Michael Beale has been talking to the Coaches’ Voice ahead of pre-season training resuming next week in comments which will be music to the ears of Gers fans.

Mick Beale is a hugely respected figure at Ibrox and all the players who’ve played under his coaching revere him in what is a testament to his ability at this level.


Michael Beale is a hugely influential part of the coaching set-up at Rangers. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Part of the Steven Gerrard backroom staff dream team who joined in 2018, Beale has gone on to cement his legacy at Ibrox and ahead of the new season, he’s just getting started.

Speaking as part of a webinar with the highly reputable outlet, even his presence on the Coaches’ Voice proves how respected Mick is in the beautiful game.

Described by platform as “one of the UK’s most exciting and progressive young coaches” Beale goes into the process of arriving at a new club, implementing his ideas and the coaching philosophies which underpin his success.

But focusing squarely on the Gers, let’s take a look at some of the excerpts on THIS Twitter thread via the Coaches’ Voice official account:

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“I’ve been planning all summer. Rangers are back in next week – it’ll be good to see everyone and prepare for next season,” said Beale.

“I’m heavily influenced by the clubs I’ve worked at, but the most important thing is players and environment.

“I spent 12 years in development groups, before seven years in the top end – a lot of the ideas I have are from development.”

“My vision comes from when I first started playing football. I love high tempo, exciting football. You also have to have simplicity in your coaching and analysis.

“I work with principles first, then people, then find a system that fits.


“Utopia, for me, is having players with the freedom to rotate in the final third. Something that’s [also] really important to me is controlling overloads and the space you’re defending.

“Steven Gerrard’s built a management team where people know their roles. He has higher standards [than most] – he and Gary McAllister both do – and he has a vision. He’s also very humble.”

It’s certainly something which has worked for Beale and co at Ibrox as Rangers reassert themselves at the top of the Scottish footballing pyramid.

Interestingly, the thread also details some comments made by Beale regarding Colombian firebrand Alfredo Morelos.

Mick spent time in Brazil during his coaching journey via Sao Paulo and he believes this has been invaluable in the coaching of “butterfly” Alfie.

“Alfredo Morelos is like a butterfly at times. As Rangers have become a better team, other teams have sat back. If Alfredo comes short, someone else goes long,” said Beale.

“My time in Brazil was great in learning about South America, which has helped me work with him.

“Some of the players in Brazil need to be a football player, it’s not that they want to be. Social, economic and family reasons.

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Michael Beale has also been talking about Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The culture’s fascinating. Standing back and understanding the culture, the good and the bad, was great for my development.”

Beale isn’t the only bear whose coaching expertise has been celebrated this week as another Ibrox coach earns a UEFA Pro License.

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