Ex-Chelsea and Brighton manager Graham Potter has reportedly been approached by Rangers with regards replacing Michael Beale.

That’s according to the Sun and journalist Jack Rosser, who claim the 48-year-old has turned down the approach as he bides his time for the right move back into football.

It is said that Graham Potter is biding his time after turning down an approach from Lyon and has ambitions to return to Champions League football, which Rangers cannot offer this season.

If the claims are true, then it would suggest Rangers have snaked the incumbent boss at Ibrox and are already going behind the manager’s back to source alternatives.

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Graham Potter turns down Rangers approach?

Whilst there have been strong calls from within the Rangers support to sack Michael Beale, all of the sounds from within the club have suggested the Gers are to stick by the Englishman.

The only real sign of tension came in the form of a Rangers Review article written by Chris Jack which appeared to slip in the board’s response to the under fire manager’s transfer claims.

With Michael Beale adamant that the club was to break even this window, someone from within Rangers let slip that actually the summer’s net spend was closer to £6m.

Graham Potter had been mooted as an alternative by Rangers fans but there has been absolutely nothing concrete to suggest the club are interested, until now.

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This is the first time a national daily has claimed that Rangers have approached someone and the Graham Potter story represents a monumental development in the career of Michael Beale.

Contrary to this report, all the commentary from the most reputable Rangers sources have suggested that the club will back Michael Beale to turn the course of a stuttering season.

We will be taking this with a pinch of salt and will be looking to how the story develops elsewhere but if the Graham Potter links are true, it suggests Rangers are already looking beyond their current boss.

Which then begs the question – why is he still in a job?

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