Ally McCoist has admitted his surprise at seeing QPR’s Michael Beale become the favorite to get the job of Rangers manager instead of Sean Dyche.
talkSPORT understands QPR now expect the Englishman to leave, shortly after rejecting a move to Premier League side Wolves.
Beale was previously assistant manager at Rangers under Steven Gerrard, helping guide the side to the Scottish Premiership title, ending nine years of Celtic dominance.
The 42-year-old then followed Gerrard to Aston Villa but left this season for his first football managerial job at QPR, where he impressed.
McCoist, Rangers legend and talkSPORT host, is a little surprised, however.
He explained: “I think the point is that he probably knows Rangers well having been there with Steven, he knows the city, knows the whole setup, so I imagine that would come into play. in his decision if and when he was offered the job.
“There were no real clear candidates, I think in terms of safety I would probably go for Sean [Dyche] to tell you the truth, mainly because of the experience but then is it worth betting?
“He was part of the coaching staff that did so well to get to the Europa final and I’ve heard nothing but good things about him on the pitch itself.
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“The big plus he has is that the board knows him and the players know him, so obviously they’re pretty happy with the job they’ve seen him do.
“I’m a bit surprised, obviously he’s very well thought out, I wasn’t expecting a bigger name but someone with a bit more experience to be honest.
“I know he knows the club, but at the same time it’s a different story managing players at a club like Rangers and it’s very, very early in his managerial career.”
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