Sky Sports journalist Joshua Barrie has claimed that possible future Rangers manager Michael Beale is a better communicator than Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
While most football fan focus is all in Qatar at the moment as the World Cup takes place, those who follow the Ibrox club may well be more concerned about events closer to home.
QPR boss Beale is one name who seems to be in with a good shot of landing the Rangers job and Barrie has explained why he could be a better fit than his predecessor.
While speaking on the Rangers Review podcast, he said (14:18): “Beale might not be an experienced manager, but I think what he would have to his benefit is the fact that he almost knows how to play the game from a communication point of view. He knows what messages trend well.
“And if you compare that with Van Bronckhorst who perhaps is more straight and doesn’t think as much about how to play certain situations.
“You obviously cast your mind back to that Ajax defeat and those comments which kind of haunted him until we ultimately lost his job a few months later.”
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As Barrie alludes to, Van Bronckhorst was certainly slammed in the media after his defeatist comments following Rangers’ disappointing performance in the Champions League against Ajax.
And so, if Beale can present himself better than that, it certainly would be an upgrade in one sense. However, he certainly isn’t the most experienced manager, though, having only taken charge of QPR last June – which happened to be the first time in his career he has taken on such a senior role.
Perhaps the board will see it that way too and hand him the chance to take charge at Ibrox.