Rangers first-team coach Michael Beale has emerged as a candidate to take over as manager of EFL Championship club Cardiff City, according to BBC Sport.
Cardiff are currently managerless after the departure of Mick McCarthy over the weekend.
The Bluebirds are currently in 21st place in the English second tier and McCarthy left after a 2-0 defeat at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday – his side’s eighth successive loss.
Cardiff’s U23 coach Steve Morison is set to take charge of their next three matches, which will take them up to the international break.
However, the search for a new permanent boss is very much underway and BBC Sport reports that Beale is now on the Championship club’s radar.
The 41-year-old, who coached at Liverpool, Chelsea and Sao Paulo before taking up his position at Ibrox in 2018 is said to have ’emerged as a coach under consideration’.
Rangers coach Beale interesting EFL club
Cardiff are in desperate need of some new ideas amid a dire run of form and given how well Beale has done at Rangers, it’s not a huge surprise to see his name mentioned.
Having never been a no.1 before, the idea of taking the reins at a relatively big club may be appealing to him, but it would be a surprise if he left his role at Rangers, especially in the middle of the season.
Beale’s current contract at Ibrox runs until 2024.