Englishman Michael Beale was appointed coach of Scottish club Glasgow Rangers on Monday, succeeding Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
“Michael Beale is the 18th manager of Rangers, whose appointment the club are delighted to confirm today“Wrote the club in a press release.
Beale is back in Glasgow, where he was Steven Gerrard’s assistant between 2018 and November 2021. Last June he became head coach of Queens Park Rangers, in the English second division.
The 42-year-old technician has signed up until 2026.It’s fantastic to be back and see everyone again this morning, there are new faces but also people I know really well“, he commented, quoted in the press release of the club, saying to himself “proud“to be back in this club which is”an institution“.
Van Bronckhorst was sacked a week ago after barely a season in charge.
After fifteen days of the Scottish championship, Rangers are already nine points behind their arch-rivals Glasgow, Celtic, and lost the first derby of the season 4-0.
In the Champions League, they produced the worst performance in the history of a team in the group stage, finishing bottom of Pool A with six defeats in as many matches, against Napoli, Liverpool and Ajax Amsterdam, conceding 22 goals for only two registered.
Beale will have just over two weeks to mobilize his squad again before the resumption of the Scottish championship on December 15. Rangers will host Hibernian at the Ibrox Stadium.