James Tavernier Opens up on Michael Beale Discussions After Rangers Sacking

Rangers captain, James Tavernier, recently shed light on his post-departure conversation with former manager Michael Beale after the latter’s sudden dismissal from Ibrox. Additionally, the newly appointed Rangers head, Philippe Clement, has shared a crucial injury update ahead of his first match in charge.

James Tavernier, the skipper of Rangers, has disclosed that he had an extensive conversation with his former boss, Michael Beale, and his support staff following Beale’s unanticipated sacking. In response to queries about his interaction with Beale after the managerial change, Tavernier candidly stated, “Yeah, I spoke to Michael and the staff that came with him. I spoke to him straight after. It is football.”

Furthermore, Tavernier acknowledged the transitory nature of football management, emphasizing, “Like I have previously said, you never want to see a manager go. It comes down to performances and results, and that is the game we are playing in. If it is not going well at a club that is known for winning games and wants to challenge for things, then it can change quickly. It is never nice to see, but it is the game of football, and that is what we all sign up to be. We have got to put that to one side now, and it is a fresh chapter with the new gaffer. We all move forward.”

Meanwhile, as Philippe Clement prepares for his inaugural match in charge of Rangers, he has offered an update on the injury status of several key players. Clement was appointed as the 19th head of the Ibrox club, succeeding Michael Beale, who was relieved of his duties due to a series of disappointing domestic results.

For the upcoming fixture at Ibrox, Clement confirmed that Todd Cantwell and Ryan Jack are fit to play, although their capacity to participate for the full 90 minutes remains uncertain. Additionally, Clement shared that Danilo is adapting to a protective face mask after suffering a fractured cheekbone during a match against St Johnstone last month, suggesting the possibility of his partial involvement.

On the downside, midfielders Tom Lawrence, Jose Cifuentes, and Rabbi Matondo will be unavailable for the fixture due to their respective injuries, marking a challenging situation for Clement and his newly inherited Rangers squad.