A strange thing happens when Mr Beale crosses the border.
When it Scotland he is referred to as Michael, back in England he is Mick or Micky.
In his Daily Record column yesterday Kenny Miller made repeated reference to Michael, it was as if he was trying too hard to distance the in-coming Ibrox boss with his abbreviated name.
Beale appears to have arrived at Murray Park with Mark Hendry of Football Scotland breaking with convention in his coverage of the coronation:
Rangers’ players have arrived back at training as they get set to welcome Mick Beale as their new manager.
The squad have been off amid the winter break during the World Cup, during which time Gio van Bronckhorst was sacked as boss. Now as they return to Auchenhowie is seems imminent that they’ll be introduced to Beale who looks set to take over the reins in the coming hours or days.
Beale, of course, has worked with a majority of the squad before but will take the top job having worked as first team coach under Steven Gerrard. His exit from QPR is not yet confirmed but it looks likely to be rubber stamped.