Michael Beale Profile
|Born||Sep 04, 1980|
Rangers manager Michael Beale had a short-lived playing career, but his true calling came in the world of coaching.
Beale only played football until the age of 21 after failing to make the grade at Charlton Athletic, FC Twente and several American teams.
He stepped into youth team coaching at Chelsea and then Liverpool, before making the step up to the first team staff.
His first managerial role came at QPR in June 2022 and after making an impressive start to his new job in West London, Rangers swooped and lured him to Scotland that November.
Early coaching career at Chelsea and Liverpool
Beale was hired by Chelsea as a part-time youth coach for both their under-7s and under-9s teams.
During his time at the London club, he coached the likes of Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke, who both went on to play in the Premier League.
After leaving his role at Chelsea, due to the lack of academy players reaching the first-team squad, he moved to Liverpool's coaching their academy sides. He initially coached the under-16s then took over the under-23s.
It was at Liverpool where he first worked alongside club legend and then under-18 manager Steven Gerrard.
Beale's stint at Sao Paulo
Despite stating that the opportunity of becoming an assistant manager came too soon for him, Beale traded his Liverpool Under-23s post for the assistant role at Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo in 2017.
He was personally invited by then manager Rogerio Ceni after the Brazilian experienced Beale's coaching methods during a Football Association coaching course.
The pair only lasted six months after Ceni was sacked due to poor performance in both the league and cup. Beale then returned to Merseyside and coached the youth teams.
Beale's first Rangers spell
Beale returned to Liverpool's youth coaching set-up for a short spell before he took up the role of assistant manager under Gerrard at Rangers
Beale was chosen specifically by Gerrard to become his assistant during his time there after the pair had worked together in the youth set up at Liverpool.
Alongside for Scotland international Gary McAllister, the trio helped changed the fortunes of Rangers and guided the club to their first league title in ten years
Beale was reportedly the mastermind behind the Gers training sessions and was one of the key reasons why the club managed to stop Celtic winning 10 titles in a row.
However, the Gerrard era at Rangers didn't last long and during the following season Aston Villa brought him to the Premier League after Dean Smith was sacked.
Beale and McAllister followed Gerrard to the Birmingham-based club, but they failed to have the same impact and Villa finished 14th in the Premier League.
Beale's first managerial roles
In the summer of 2022, Beale was offered his first major managerial role as the boss of Championship side Queens Park Rangers.
QPR placed a lot of trust into a coach that hadn't ever managed a team outside of youth football, but it appeared to pay off as he led the side to the top of the Championship by October 2022.
His decision to leave Gerrard and Villa was further vindicated after his former boss was given the sack by the Premier League club that same month.
Beale's loyalty was tested after Bruno Lage's sacking as Wolverhampton Wanderers approached him to become their manager. Despite it being a step up in divisions, Beale declined the offer stating he can't be the "can't be the first person to run away from the ship."
Then just a month later Rangers came knocking and lured him back to Scotland, which incurred the wrath of many QPR fans.
Beale's return to Rangers
On November 28 2022, Beale returned to Rangers as the manager of the first team on a three-and-a-half-year deal replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Beale made a strong start to life in the Rangers hot seat and was named Scottish Premiership manager of the month for December.
Michael Beale personal life
Beale has a wife called Roxanne and three children called Henry, Mason and Alba.
Michael Beale net worth
His net worth is rumoured to be between Â£1m and Â£5m.
Michael Beale News
- Feb 02, 2023
- Jan 31, 2023
- Jan 31, 2023