Rangers chairman John Bennett is set to stick with under fire manager Michael Beale.

But the club’s patience is running out for the Englishman who is a couple of more bad results away from the chop.

According to the Daily Record, John Bennett is set to spare Michael Beale from the “bloodlust” of the Rangers fans after a disastrous start to the season.

Rangers’ opening day defeat to Kilmarnock has now been compounded by humiliation at the hands of PSV in Champions League qualification and a lacklustre defeat to a patchwork Celtic team at Ibrox.

The Rangers manager has also come under fire for a lack of identity and for his summer recruitment, with only Jack Butland making the expected impact out of nine acquisitions in the last window.

Michael Beale’s big match record since coming into Rangers has also been disastrous, with the Celtic defeat number eight on an increasingly long list of high pressure failures.

But whilst the Record report claims John Bennett is set to spare Michael Beale, the Rangers manager’s navy blue suit jacket is on a shoogly peg.

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Michael Beale running John Bennett close

The report claims that if Michael Beale fails to turn around the club’s domestic form and falls any further behind Old Firm rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership his job will be under serious question.

With La Liga side Real Betis first up in the Europa League at Ibrox too, more humiliation on the continent will have Michael Beale lined up for the chop.

Rangers also have the perfect pathway to the League Cup, Old Firm rivals Celtic having been knocked out by Kilmarnock, and if the club fail to set up a date at Hampden by overcoming Livingston in the quarter-finals at Ibrox then Michael Beale may as well be handed his P45 then and there.

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It’s not just Michael Beale who is under pressure to get things right at Rangers with John Bennett overseeing big changes in the summer following his appointment as Chairman.

With the Ibrox side falling ever further behind Old Firm rivals Celtic on and off the park, there is massive pressure on Bennett to turn the tide after years of incompetence at pitch and boardroom level.

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