Rangers could turn to Birmingham City boss John Eustace to replace Michael Beale if a managerial change is made.

Michael Beale is under increasing pressure and we’re starting to see rumours about a potential successor.

Australian account Aussie Scout claimed on Tuesday that Rangers had explored appointing Yokohama F Marinos boss Kevin Muscat.

That rumour has been played down but the rumours of Beale being replaced in the Ibrox dugout aren’t stopping.

The Gers lost 1-0 to Celtic on Sunday and having already missed out on Champions League football, Beale could yet meet the axe.

John Eustace linked with Rangers

The Daily Mail report that Birmingham boss John Eustace is now being considered as a potential replacement for Beale at Rangers.

It’s stated that Rangers would still want an up-and-coming coach and Eustace is emerging as a contender.

Even reading the name John Eustace will send Rangers fans all the way back to 2015.

Mark Warburton brought Eustace on trial to Rangers having been let go by Derby County.

The situation rumbled on for months with Warburton constantly claiming that a deal was close before Eustace retired.

This was a completely bizarre sequence of events and Rangers fans probably thought they would never hear of Eustace again.

Here we are though with Eustace being linked with becoming Rangers boss in a strange twist of fate.

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Eustace would be a very odd Rangers appointment

Rangers have gone down the route of landing an up-and-coming Championship boss by landing Beale.

Eustace fits a similar bill; doing a good job at Birmingham City, just as Beale was at Queens Park Rangers, whilst being tipped for a big future.

Birmingham currently sit fourth in the Championship table right now after a good start to the season, but there is a big jump to the Rangers expectation levels.

Beale is finding that out right now with tactical excellence needed in the Champions League and in Old Firm derbies.

Rangers appear to have a philosophy in mind but throwing Eustace into that situation may be asking for trouble – if Beale leaves any time soon, which is far from a given.

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