Rangers are thought to be looking towards former Chelsea boss Graham Potter and ex-Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder to take over from current head coach Michael Beale, according to a report from Football Transfers.
Recent defeats against PSV and Celtic have been deemed ‘unacceptable’ and have led the Rangers board to question Beale’s position as manager.
Potter and Wilder are not the only two candidates who Rangers are interested in – they are also thought to be looking at Birmingham City head coach John Eustace.
Who would be the best pick to replace Michael Beale?
Of the bunch that the Gers are reportedly looking at to replace Beale, we believe Graham Potter would be the best choice. While his stock undoubtedly took a hit after his disastrous tenure at Chelsea, his successes at Brighton and Hove Albion should not be quickly forgotten.
Moving to Rangers would be a great decision for all parties involved. It would allow Potter to get his career back on track, while the Gers will be getting a fantastic, tactically-astute head coach as a result.
Chris Wilder would also be a solid pick to take the job. Like Potter, his most recent forays into management have not been exemplary, but his Sheffield United stint is a testament to what he can achieve.
Will Rangers sack Michael Beale?
When replacements are reportedly being lined up, it is seldom a good sign for the incumbent manager. While Beale has not been sacked as of yet, it seems that the Rangers board of directors are swiftly losing their patience with him – as are the fanbase.
Rangers next competitive game, when they take on St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership, could be his last stand. If Beale fails to lead his team to a victory in that game, he will almost certainly be relieved of his duties in the aftermath.
While the writing could very well be on the wall for Beale, he is not without his defenders. Former Celtic and Rangers striker Kenny Miller has branded calls for the former QPR manager to be removed from his post as ‘craziness’, going on to insist that he needs more time ‘before a decision can be made’.