Rangers set to make approach for QPR's Beale

Rangers set to make approach for QPR's Beale

Rangers are expected to request permission from Queens Park Rangers to speak to head coach Mick Beale over the vacant managerial position at Ibrox.

If granted, it is believed Beale - who has a good relationship with figures at the club - would be interested in holding talks over becoming Rangers' 18th permanent manager, following the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Monday.

However, it is understood the club are also considering other targets, with no official approach yet made for any one individual.

Gers sporting director Ross Wilson has been working through a thorough shortlist, with several names like Sean Dyche, Kjetil Knutsen and Gerardo Seoane also linked to the role.

It is understood QPR director of football Les Ferdinand will not block any official approach from Rangers, if the Ibrox board move for Beale - a stance the London club took when Wolves made their move for the 42-year-old.