Rangers prepare official approach for top manager target - report

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Rangers prepare official approach for top manager target - report

Rangers are preparing an official approach to make QPR manager Michael Beale the club’s 18th manager following the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

The Ibrox side are currently in the process of recruiting a new manager with Dutch coach Gio sacked at the beginning of the week after the club fell nine points behind in the title race.

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There has been plenty of speculation regarding who Rangers will move for to replace Van Bronckhorst, with Michael Beale the front runner after Les Ferdinand claimed he was free to speak with the Ibrox club.

Steven Gerrard’s former assistant has a strong affection for Rangers and has never been shy to nail his Ibrox colours to the mast, admitting that one day he would love to manage the club.

And despite reaffirming his commitment to QPR amid an official approach from Premier League Wolves earlier in the season, Michael Beale appears to now have gotten his chance.

Rangers to make Michael Beale QPR approach

According to TalkSPORT, Rangers are set to make an official approach for the manager as the club looks to get their domestic Premiership campaign back on track.

Prominent Rangers fan media Heart & Hand have also tweeted regarding the situation, suggesting that Michael Beale’s appointment appears to be in the pipeline.

Someone who knows the club and players well having built the current squad with Steven Gerrard, this is an interesting appointment by Rangers which will turn heads should it come to fruition.

The fact Beale was approached by a Premier League club earlier in the season speaks volumes about the QPR boss’ standing in the game but there will be questions as to why the coach wasn’t properly considered last year.

Rangers are also on the verge of a substantial rebuilding job in the next two windows and it’ll be interesting to see who the ex-Chelsea, Sao Paolo and Liverpool boss can convince to join the Gers.

The news also comes amid claims two other names mentioned as potential Van Bronckhorst replacements, namely Yokohama F Marinos boss Kevin Muscat and ex-Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, were ruled out in the press [Daily Record].

Meanwhile, two Rangers stars have cut their World Cup break short to focus on getting back to full fitness.