QPR are expecting Michael Beale to leave and join Scottish Premiership giants Rangers as their new manager.
Hoops boss Beale, a former assistant to Steven Gerrard at Ibrox, has emerged as Rangers’ leading target to replace the sacked Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
QPR accepted a request from Wolves to hold talks with Beale earlier this season but he ultimately rejected their advances.
But now the 42-year-old could leave Loftus Road and make a return to Scottish football.
Rangers are on the lookout for a new manager having sacked Van Bronckhorst with Gers nine points off the top of the Scottish Premiership and exiting the Champions League as statistically the worst side to ever play in the competition.
Beale’s stock is high at the moment having made a good start to life as QPR manager, taking them to the top of the table in October.
They’re winless in their last five Championship matches but are still in the promotion hunt as they find themselves in seventh spot.
Beale’s big break in football saw him become a part-time youth coach at Chelsea.
He then moved to Liverpool, where he became manager of their under-16s side and then the under-23 side.
Rudiger slammed for ‘mocking’ Japan star Asano before Germany go on to lose
‘You treat world class players differently’ – Keane and Wright clash over Ronaldo
England’s possible route to Qatar 2022 World Cup final with dates and times confirmed
Sir Jim Ratcliffe ‘will bid’ for Man United after Glazer family put club up for sale
World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim reveals her mother was killed by a truck
Germany 1-2 Japan LIVE: Huge World Cup shock again as Asano and Doan turn it around
Neuer hides FIFA armband as Germany cover mouths and minister wears OneLove armband
Foden and Grealish demonstrate impressive passing skills in England training
In this role he crossed paths with Steven Gerrard, who he followed to Rangers in May 2018.
He was Gerrard’s assistant when Rangers became Scottish champions for the 55th time, denying Celtic a tenth league title in a row in the process.
Beale followed Gerrard to Aston Villa in November 2021 as his number 2, before moving into management and taking the QPR job last summer.
An impressive start to the campaign saw Wolves make an approach, but Beale rejected their advances, citing his ‘integrity and loyalty’ as the reason for turning the job down.