Kris Boyd has virtually admitted that Mick Beale has been preparing for the Ibrox job for over a month.
While managing QPR the Londoner opted to make a high profile visit to Ibrox on a free Saturday rather than watch some future Championship opponents.
QPR lost at Birmingham the night before Beale was in the Lounden Tavern, after returning to work he managed to pick up one point from his last four matches in charge.
Today, a week after Giovanni van Bronckhorst was sacked Beale took over with The Sun listening in to Boyd’s comments on Sky Sports News:
He has never been a manager before, it’s a risk, and taking over from Mark Warburton with the job he has done.
But he went in there and started the season really well, albeit the last few games it’s not been.
I think there has probably been other things on Mick Beale’s mind – he was up at Ibrox a couple of weeks ago. He has probably had one eye on this.
I know he has been very vocal on why he turned down Wolves, but Rangers is a special football club. It plays with your heart strings, and he feels as if he can go and turn it around.
Boyd returned to Ibrox in 2014 to play for the Tribute Act, scoring three times in 29 Championship appearances before being returned to Kilmarnock.