Kheredene Idesanne has published an incredibly gushing tweet about the likely arrival of Michael Beale at Ibrox.
While Kenny Macintyre, Alasdair Lamont, Jane Lewis and their bus load of pundits can be relied on to pump out the party message the tennis reporter at BBC Scotland usually manages to keep a distance from cheer-leading activities. Until now!
In January 2018 Idesanne briefly came into the spotlight, using his tennis contacts to completely destroy the Morelos to China moonbeam. Sheepishly he retracted the tweet and report although strangely, almost five years later Morelos has still to complete his move to China.
Some level of impartiality is usually in play on social media from BBC reporters although the crass Tom English has fallen short of those expectations.
Yesterday in full fab-boy mode, Idesanne took to Twitter.
Expect Michael Beale to be announced as new @RangersFC manager in the next 48 hours. Also expect him to let younger players get their chance. Good news , if all goes through as expected, for the likes of Lowry and Lovelace. Bigger question is : can he close the gap on @CelticFC ?
— @Kheredine (@Kheredine2018) November 27, 2022
During Beale’s three plus years alongside Steven Gerrard only Nathan Patterson with around a dozen appearances got a look in to the first team. Van Bronckhorst inherited the oldest squad in Scotland with fresh deals handed out in the summer to Allan McGregor, Steve Davis and Scott Arfield.
If Lovelace and Lowry are the great blue hopes of stopping Celtic Beale has an even bigger job on his hands that first imagined.
Seven first team players out of contract in May will be far more of a pressing issue for Beale to tackle before he develops the latest Murray Park starlets.
Like most BBC reporters Idesanne has spent almost 30 years in the comfort zone of the state broadcaster.