Rangers are set to appoint Michael Beale as their new manager after agreeing to pay a £1.5million release clause in his QPR deal with the Englishman expected in Glasgow on Monday to finalize the deal
- The 42-year-old is expected in Glasgow on Monday for final talks with the board
- He asks for assurances on his spending budget in the January transfer window
- Beale was cleared to speak to the Scottish club by QPR on Friday
QPR boss Michael Beale completes a return to Ibrox as Rangers manager.
The 42-year-old was cleared to speak to the Scottish club after formalizing his approach on Friday and Beale is expected in Glasgow on Monday to finalize the deal.
As sports mail revealed on Saturday, Beale has already spoken to senior Ibrox players about the possibility of a return to the club where he served as Steven Gerrard’s assistant.
It is understood he is keen to make the move which would cost Rangers £1.5million in compensation.
Rangers have been granted permission to speak to QPR manager Michael Beale
While at Ibrox with Gerrard, they won the league title before the pair moved to Aston Villa last year.
Beale has gone his own way this summer taking charge of Loftus Road, where he currently has QPR in seventh place in the Championship.
On Sunday night, former Ross County boss Stuart Kettlewell said Beale’s expected appointment to the Ibrox seat made sense despite his limited experience as a manager.
“I can see a lot of reasons why he would be the best candidate,” he told BBC Scotland.
Rangers are looking to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst after sacking him earlier this week
“I had the pleasure of attending a presentation he gave and he is a very impressive guy with his experiences in football; coaching in Brazil and the fact that he’s been at big clubs in the south and had a job at Rangers and Aston Villa, and now he’s made the leap into management himself.
“Michael Beale doesn’t have much experience being the main man.
“But he’s obviously shown enough of his time at Rangers to impress people in high places that he’s capable of doing this.”
Beale would return to Rangers after working as assistant manager to Steven Gerrard