Rangers sound out former Chelsea boss as Beale sack reports continue to gather momentum

Michael Beale during a Rangers training session

Rangers have reportedly sounded out former Premier League manager Graham Potter to potentially take over from under pressure Ibrox chief Michael Beale.

It’s claimed that the club’s board have not been overly impressed with Beale since he took charge of Rangers back in November after the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Indeed, the pressure has been growing on the former QPR chief after a week in which the Glasgow giants crashed out of the Champions League at the final qualification hurdle and then lost at home to bitter rivals Celtic in the first Old Firm outing of the season.

And, according to Football Insider, Gers are looking at Potter as someone who come straight in and change the club’s fortunes.

The report states that discussions have been held via third parties, although any talks are at a very early stage.

The 48-year-old former Brighton and Chelsea manager has been out of work since being sacked by the latter back in April after only 31 games in charge.

His reputation is still high, however, with Potter having already turned down the Lyon job in the hope of a return to management in the UK.

Gers chiefs not impressed with summer additions

Football Insider adds that the first rumblings the Rangers hierarchy were not completely happy with Beale came after the squad overhaul this summer.

There were a total of nine new arrivals at Ibrox, with nearly £15million spent to try and upgrade Beale’s squad.

However, results have not been great, while the performances have also come in for plenty of criticism.

It’s unclear at this stage how keen on managing in Scotland Potter actually is, although he may consider a high-profile role that could be a stepping stone to back into the English Premier League.

Rangers are back in action on September 16 when they head to St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership.

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