Michael Beale’s time at Rangers FC did not bring much success for the club after failing to build on Steven Gerrard’s success at the Ibrox. The former QPR manager succeeded Giovanni van Bronckhorst last November, a little over a year after the latter had replaced Steven Gerrard, who departed the Scottish League to manage Aston Villa.
Sadly, Beale’s time at Rangers has now come to an end after a poor start to the season, leaving 55-time Scottish champions with 12 points from seven games so far this season.
Why did Rangers FC fire Michael Beale after 10 months in charge?
Rangers have failed to overcome Celtic in the Scottish Premiership since Steven Gerrard led the team to a record-breaking run in the 2020/2021 season when they finished the league with 102 points, 25 points above second-placed Celtic, and without losing any match all season. Michael Beale was appointed to replace Steven Gerrard’s successor, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who failed to make an impression at the Ibrox Stadium, but the Englishman himself has now been axed after just ten months in charge.
After another defeat to Aberdeen at home on Saturday, their third of the season, Rangers decided to part ways with Beale.
“The decision was reached today to terminate the contract of the manager, as well as the contracts of coaches Neil Banfield, Damian Matthew, Harry Watling, and Jack Ade”, Rangers confirmed in a statement.
“It is clear that results have fallen well short of the board’s, Michael’s, and our supporters’ expectations”, the club added.
Rangers lost their first game of the new season to Kilmarnock before losses to league leaders Celtic and, recently Aberdeen, sealed the manager’s fate. Beale had also failed to inspire his team against PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League playoffs, where they were trashed by PSV 7-3 on aggregate, sending them to compete in the second tier of European football.
Who is going to replace Michael Beale as Ranger FC’s new manager?
After parting ways with Michael Beale, Rangers are now on the market for a new permanent manager. Beale had left the board with no choice after three defeats in seven league games and an absurd UCL playoff trashing to PSV Eindhoven. Rangers have confirmed Steven Davis as the interim manager, and he will be supported by former players Steven Smith and Alex Rae, as well as Colin Stewart and Brian Gilmour.
According to Daily Report, former Premier League managers Scott Parker and Graham Potter are among the potential candidates to succeed Michael Beale at the Ibrox Stadium permanently.
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