Rangers are nearing the completion of their managerial search.

Rangers are nearing the completion

According to insiders, Rangers are close to appointing Michael Beale as their next manager.

Beale emerged as the Scottish giants’ primary pick to replace Giovanni van Bronckhorst, fired only days before, allfootballleague reported earlier this week.

Rangers examined their choices, but they went with Beale, a player they knew well from his time at Ibrox.

Beale spent three years as Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Rangers before following the former Liverpool star to Aston Villa last year.

Beale departed Villa this summer when he took over as manager of Queens Park Rangers in the Championship.

But now he’s going to quit Loftus Road, having previously turned down the opportunity to take leadership of Wolves a few weeks ago, and return to Glasgow – this time to take charge of this team.

According to allfootballleague, agreements have already been negotiated in principle, and all that remained was a final agreement between the two teams, but insiders expect the appointment will be announced early next week.