By Gabriel Agbonlahor

4th Nov, 2021 | 8:00am

Beale tipped to 'definitely' quit Rangers after Ibrox development - pundit

Gabby Agbonlahor has tipped Michael Beale to quit Rangers if he is offered the chance to become the new Cardiff City manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker insisted Cardiff a “great club” if Beale wants to step into the top job.

BBC Sport report (October 26) that the Rangers coach is on Cardiff’s radar as they look to replace Mick McCarthy who was sacked last month.

As quoted by the Glasgow Times (October 29), Steven Gerrard revealed he “100 per cent” thought the Championship club would be interested in his coach but no formal approach had been made.

Beale has been a member of Gerrard’s backroom team since he took over at Ibrox in 2018 after they met working in Liverpool’s academy.

Asked whether the 41-year-old would be tempted by a move to south Wales, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “He could be.

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“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.”

Beale began his career as a coach at Chelsea in 2002, initially on a part-time basis.

After impressing at Stamford Bridge, he moved to Liverpool before spending nine months as the assistant manager of Sao Paulo in Brazil just prior to his move to Ibrox.

In other news, a Rangers star has been tipped to accept a ‘change your life’ offer and quit Ibrox in January.