Birmingham City boss John Eustace is an early candidate to potentially replace Michael Beale at Rangers, reports Daily Mail.
Beale left QPR for Rangers last season. And he started well, but the club’s recent exit from the Champions League and recent defeat against Celtic has piled pressure on the former Aston Villa no.2.
And now, Daily Mail are saying that Birmingham City’s Eustace is emerging as an early potential candidate for the Ibrox job.
Eustace also spent time at QPR in the past, working as no.2 to Mark Warburton before eventually landing his first managerial job with Birmingham City ahead of last season.
He steered the club to a 17th place finish and he’s overseen a strong start to this season too, with Blues sitting in 4th place of the table after the opening five games, with 11 points on the board already.
Eustace to Rangers?
Eustace was a very well-regarded coach before he landed the Birmingham City job, and his work at St Andrew’s will have only bolstered his reputation in the game.
He’s a very level-headed boss who did a great job last season finishing well above the drop zone. He’s doing an even better job this time round as well, proving what he can with a better set of players.
Rangers would be a huge step up for him though and Beale has proved just how hard of a task it is at the club, though how close Beale is to being sacked remains to be seen.
Expect Blues to be wary of this emerging link, and whether or not Eustace would be interested remains to be seen; he’s got a very good project going at Birmingham City.