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Gerrard’s No.2 Beale linked with Championship vacancy

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Michael Beale is apparently interesting Cardiff City as they search for a successor to Mick McCarthy.

The report surfaced on the BBC Wales website with Scottish publishers reluctant to pick up on the development.

Beale has been beside Steven Gerrard since the former Liverpool captain moved to Ibrox in May 2019 and is believed to harbour ambitions to step into front line management.

Earlier today BBC Wales reported:

Michael Beale, Rangers’ first-team coach under Steven Gerrard, is the latest on Cardiff City’s radar as they search for a new manager. Mick McCarthy left the club after Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough.

Former Wales international Steve Morison, Cardiff’s under-23 coach, is to take charge for the next three games, assisted by Tom Ramasut.

Now Beale, 41, has emerged as a coach under consideration as the club mull over potential permanent successors.

Beale played youth football for Charlton Athletic and began coaching with a 10-year spell at Chelsea, working under Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Gus Hiddink.

He then joined Liverpool, where he oversaw the under-16s and progressed to the under-23s, helping he likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones to their senior debuts.

Gerrard brought in a full backroom team when he moved to Ibrox with only goalkeeper coach Colin Stewart retaining his role, Graeme Murty was punted back to the Academy and remains on the payroll.

No club has shown any interest in Gary McAllister since he was sacked as Leeds United manager in 2008.

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