Rangers in talks with QPR boss Beale

Rangers in talks with QPR boss Beale

Rangers are in talks with QPR head coach Mick Beale over the vacant managerial role at Ibrox, after being granted permission to open negotiations from the Loftus Road club.

Sky Sports News understands Beale is keen on the prospect of becoming Rangers' 18th permanent manager and has maintained good relations with Rangers since his departure as coach last November.

The 42-year-old was a part of Steven Gerrard's backroom team that won the club's 55th top-flight title in 2021 before leaving for Aston Villa.

Beale then made his move to become boss at QPR in the summer and turned down an approach from Wolves last month, citing "integrity and loyalty" as the reason for rejecting the Premier League job.

Sky Sports News can reveal Beale and his staff were in contract extension talks with QPR before Rangers' interest developed.

That is despite Beale's family struggling to settle in the West Midlands - where he is still based - following his move from Glasgow last November.