JUST IN: Birmingham City boss John Eustace has given Rangers response as Michael Beale sacked

Birmingham City manager John Eustace has previously stated his support for Rangers, who have confirmed the departure of Michael Beale.

The Blues manager’s name has been circulating over the international break following the club’s strong start to the season. According to the Daily Mail, Eustace is a possible replacement for Beale at Rangers.

Following a 3-1 home loss to Aberdeen on Saturday, the club announced that the former Aston Villa assistant coach had been fired after 11 months in charge. Rangers said in a statement, “Rangers Football Club can confirm that it has parted ways with men’s first-team manager, Michael Beale.”

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“The Rangers board of directors would like to record their appreciation to Michael and his staff for their efforts since joining the club last November.” This season’s results have fallen short of what everyone associated with the Rangers would have expected.

As a result, the decision to terminate the manager’s contract, as well as the contracts of coaches Neil Banfield, Damian Matthew, Harry Watling, and Jack Ade, was made today.”

“It’s all speculation,” Eustace, who has previously addressed speculation, remarked. I am only interested in working for Birmingham City. I’m very content here. I arrived 14 months ago and accepted a three-year contract to help rebuild this magnificent football club and restore it to its former glory.

“We’re almost there.” I believe there has been wonderful growth in the previous 14 or 15 months, and I want to see that progress continue and this club fly.

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“It’s my job to be concerned about the club.” That is all I am concerned with. I don’t read the news or look at social media. All I can focus on and control is what I do on the practice field with the players, and that’s all I do.

“There have been some ups and downs in the 14 months I’ve been here, but I believe everyone can see that we are on the right track.” I intend to stay as long as the club exists.

“Rangers, that’s not a job that interests me at all,” Eustace added. I am very proud and honored to be the manager of Birmingham City, and I hope to continue to assist this football club thrive for as long as possible.”



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