The official Rangers demands long-term succession for managerial position, while Rangers captain admits players to blame for Beale departure …

The official Rangers partner has made a request for Steven Davis to assume a role within the new manager’s support staff.

They propose this move as part of a long-term succession plan for the managerial position.

Currently serving as interim boss following the dismissal of Michael Beale, Davis is set to oversee games against Aris Limassol and St Mirren prior to the international break.

In anticipation of a new manager’s arrival thereafter, the club’s official partner used their Twitter account on October 3rd to advocate for a prudent decision aimed at nurturing homegrown coaching talent, thus mitigating future coaching vacancies.

The idea is to have Steven Davis join the coaching team, not as an immediate manager due to his lack of readiness and qualifications for the role.

Instead, he would work under the newly appointed manager, who will undoubtedly face high expectations. This arrangement would enable Davis to learn from the experienced manager and gain valuable insights.

This proposal draws upon a past attempt to groom coaches internally with examples like Ally McCoist and Walter Smith, which did not yield optimal results. The club is likely cautious about parting ways with another club legend in the future.

However, considering the high likelihood of successful managers being lured away by wealthier clubs or facing termination in case of poor performance, having an internal coaching option who understands and has an affection for the club could prove beneficial.

In summary, the suggestion is to incorporate Steven Davis into the coaching staff under the new manager as a step towards long-term succession planning, while acknowledging that he may not be prepared for the full-time managerial role at present.

This approach aims to ensure continuity and stability within the coaching setup regardless of future managerial outcomes.


Rangers captain James Tavernier has acknowledged that the players are at fault for Michael Beale’s departure.

Beale was dismissed by Rangers after just 10 months as the manager, with Steven Davis stepping in temporarily alongside a coaching team consisting of Alex Rae, Steven Smith, Brian Gilmour, and Colin Stewart. Rangers are set to face Aris Limassol in the Europa League, followed by a match against St Mirren, both of which will be televised on Sky Sports.

Tavernier stated that all the Rangers players bear the responsibility for Beale’s departure. Former Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has been tasked by the Rangers board to take charge until a permanent manager is appointed, following Beale’s exit. Beale’s final match in charge was a 3-1 loss to Aberdeen at Ibrox, leaving Rangers seven points behind Celtic in the Scottish Premiership standings.

Davis will receive support from fellow former Rangers players Alex Rae and Steven Smith, as well as coach Brian Gilmour and goalkeeping coach Colin Stewart.

Speaking from Cyprus before the Europa League clash with Aris Limassol, Tavernier expressed the team’s collective sense of responsibility: “As a team or as individual players, we never want to see our manager leave.

We all share the blame. We recognize that our performances have not met the standard, and ultimately, it’s our results that have been disappointing this season. We’ve dropped crucial points, and that’s on us.

The past few days have been difficult, but we have tremendous respect for Steven, both as a player and a person. We’re committed to giving our best and providing him with everything he needs, especially for tomorrow’s game.”

Regarding the frustration displayed by fans after the loss to Aberdeen, Tavernier remarked, “The best way to respond is by winning the next game.

We have a tough match tomorrow night, but we’ve started our group stage well by defeating Real Betis. If we achieve the desired result, we can position ourselves favorably.

Ultimately, the fans expect us to win. When we joined Rangers, we understood the club’s winning tradition, and that’s what we all aspire to be – winners.

The games where we dropped points were often due to small moments and missed opportunities. Now, as players, we must take responsibility for turning those moments around and making a significant impact in games.”

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