Former Rangers coach Michael Beale could be set to get his chance to cut his teeth as a manager in his own right after he was linked with replacing another ex-Ger in Mark Warburton at QPR.
According to the Daily Telegraph‘s John Percy, the R’s have made an approach to Aston Villa over speaking to Steven Gerrard’s number two, tweeting: “QPR have made an official approach to [Aston Villa] for Michael Beale, Steven Gerrard’s assistant, and want to hold talks.
“Beale is high on QPR’s list of candidates for the manager position, but nothing agreed yet”
Beale was linked with a return to former club Charlton earlier last week, with Gerrard admitting he wouldn’t stand in his way if he wanted to move on, saying: “I’ll never stand in anyone’s way who doesn’t want to be a part of this journey, that’s for sure. That goes for staff or players.
“It’s no surprise that he’s linked with another club, I think that’s been the case since I’ve known Mick.
“He’s very highly thought of in the world of football, so I’m not surprised.
“It’s not the first time that’s been asked. In terms of what he’s thinking, I’m sure that’s a question for him.”
Queens Park Rangers job an excellent opportunity for Beale to prove himself
The former Rangers coach has never hidden his desire to become a manager someday and if he is offered the QPR job it may be too hard for him to turn down.
Widely regarded as the tactical ‘brains’ of Steven Gerrard’s coaching staff, Beale definitely has the credentials to be a success in management.
Whether a club like QPR is the right fit is anyone’s guess but it’ll be interesting to see how Beale does if he does take the leap into management on his own.
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