Rangers coach Beale a candidate to become manager of EFL club - report
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Rangers coach Beale a candidate to become manager of EFL club - report

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.

Mick McCarthy left Cardiff City over the weekend and the search is on for his replacement. (Photo by Ian Cook – CameraSport via Getty Images)

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 Michael Beale is reportedly on the radar of EFL Championship club Cardiff City. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

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.

The Englishman loves Ibrox, though, and said after 55 was clinched last season that he was keen to kick on and achieve much more.

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.

In other news, some Rangers fans are calling for a stand at Ibrox to be named after Walter Smith after he sadly passed away.