Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has told Football Insider that he believes Michael Beale would quit Rangers if Cardiff City were to offer him the job of manager.
It was previously reported late last month that Beale was on the radar of the Bluebirds, with the Welsh side looking to cast their net wide in search of a replacement for Mick McCarthy.
Beale has been part of Steven Gerrard’s backroom team since the former Liverpool captain took over at Ibrox back in 2018 and has spoken in the past about wanting to work his way into a top role, either domestically or abroad.
Now Agbonlahor has claimed that he thinks Beale’s head could be turned if Cardiff come calling for his services:
“Every coach has got their own expectations and ambitions, do they want to stay as a coach? Do they want to try and be a manager?
“If he wants to be a manager then it’s a good job to take. Cardiff are a good club, so it’s definitely a job you would expect him to maybe try.”
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Beale has previously worked for both Chelsea and Liverpool at academy level, with the latter being where he first became acquainted with Gerrard.
However it remains to be seen if he would be interested in the top job at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff are quite rightly taking their time over appointing a successor to McCarthy as they want to make sure they bring in someone who can be in the role for the long term.
Beale would represent a slightly more bolder choice as he doesn’t have any previous experience of managing at the top level but sometimes these risks can pay off in the long run.
Every manager or head coach has to start somewhere and this could be the perfect opportunity for him to create a dynasty at Cardiff.
There are however some more experienced options on the market, so it will be interesting to see which way the Bluebirds sway.