Report claims Rangers now seeking Michael Beale alternatives
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Report claims Rangers now seeking Michael Beale alternatives

Rangers are considering alternative options to Michael Beale as the hunt for the 18th Ibrox manager continues, despite the QPR boss remaining front runner.

Former Ibrox assistant Beale is the clear favourite to take the reins at Rangers following the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst as club football breaks for the Qatar World Cup.

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Dutch coach Gio had overseen a downturn in domestic form over his year in charge which sees Celtic firmly in the Premiership driving seat and Rangers needing to overturn a nine point gap in the second half of the season.

Despite plenty of names being linked to the Rangers manager job, Michael Beale is the clear front runner with the ex-Chelsea, Liverpool and Sao Paolo coach apparently open to an Ibrox return.

This comes with Beale having previously admitted he wants the Rangers manager’s job in the future and despite being in his first season with QPR, that opportunity has landed sooner than anticipated.

Rangers still considering Michael Beale alternatives

Having turned down an approach from Premier League Wolves earlier in the season, it speaks volumes about Beale’s standing in the game, with an approach from Rangers believed to be much more enticing.

But according to the Daily Record, despite the fact Michael Beale is frontrunner to be the next Rangers manager, the club are continuing to consider alternatives.

They are claiming that talks continue with alternative options with nothing currently set in stone regarding Michael Beale despite the fact the manager has deactivated or deleted his Twitter account.

The Gers are yet to make an appeal for QPR boss Michael Beale – despite the suggestion the Rs expect him to move to Ibrox – and there are still “several hurdles” to clear if a move comes to fruition.

However, if Rangers can convince Beale of the financial backing and backroom staff needed to compete then it’s expected he will become the 18th manager at Ibrox.

Meanwhile, one Rangers star is apparently attracting interest in Italy.