The Lowdown: Beale takes charge
The Light Blues confirmed the 42-year-old as their new boss last week, taking over at Ibrox from Giovanni van Bronckhorst following his sacking in November.
The Bromley-born coach had previously been in talks to join Wolves but turned down a move to Molineux and reaffirmed his commitment to QPR, a loyalty that was quickly broken after accepting the job north of the border.
The Latest: McAvennie’s comments
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie admitted that he’s not pleased by what he’s seen of Beale since his arrival and isn’t convinced that he is the right man for the job.
“I do not trust the guy.
“That is the first thing I would do, not trust him. Good coaches do not make good managers.
“From what I hear he is one of the best coaches out there. But as a manager, you have got all the weight of the world on your shoulders. This is his first managerial job. He was in the door 15 minutes at QPR.
“When you are coach and you are pals with the players, you can’t do that as a manager. Players are going to expect that again and he will have to be distant from them. This might not go down too well.
“If he does not like pressure he has gone to the wrong place.“
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The Verdict: Results matter most
Rangers may be fearful that Beale could walk away in the same manner that he left Loftus Road should a better opportunity arise, but it’s the performances and results on the pitch that matter most, and if that situation arises it likely means those things are going their way.
The Scottish giants have sometimes found it hard to play on the front foot, but with the former Hoops man’s preferred formation being a 4-3-3 attacking system, this should instil some prolific intent in the final third.
Beale has also shown impressive consistency and success having guided QPR into the playoff places in an extremely competitive league before his departure, so turning form around should be the only immediate focus at hand.