The Lowdown: Beale named as new Rangers boss
Beale was named as Rangers’ new manager at the beginning of the week as he looks to pick up the pieces left by the departure of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
The 42-year-old may not be a huge name in management as of yet but he impressed as Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Ibrox previously and did well enough at QPR to convince the Gers’ hierarchy that he is now ready for the managerial gig.
The Latest: Campbell talks up Beale
The journalist tweeted:
“Does he have the presence of a Gerrard? Who does? But the question of leadership and aura is relevant at Rangers. Players and colleagues I’ve spoken to say he wasn’t shy in voicing his opinion as a coach and neither was he afraid to be forthright.”
The Verdict: Very exciting
Beale feels like an exciting appointment – someone who could give Rangers the push in the right direction that they need and bring a youthful managerial approach.
It would have been easy for the club to appoint someone more renowned or experienced, but the job he did alongside Gerrard has clearly been a key factor, with the Liverpool legend saying that ‘would take me 15 to 20 years’ to reach his level as a coach.
It seems apparent that Beale has the respect of the players and coaching staff wherever he has been, and if he can turn things around at Ibrox and get the Gers playing eye-catching football while winning in the process, he could become a hero to the Light Blues faithful in next to no time.