Rangers are potentially just three games away from being crowned champions
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Rangers manager Michael Beale has been compared to Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.
Author, consultant and keynote speaker Allistair McCaw spent three days at the Rangers Training Center in 2020 before visiting PSG, and was very impressed with Steven Gerrard and his backroom staff.
The Rangers have improved significantly in the last 12 months, and are now potentially just three games away from ending Celtic’s dominance.
Aside from their 18-point Premiership lead, Gerrard’s men have also attracted attention with a series of impressive results in Europe.
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Having topped a Europa League group that included Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan, they are now 4-3 up in their round of 32 tie against Royal Antwerp.
McCaw had positive words to say about Gerrard, but he also praised first-team coach Beale.
Since joining Gerrard at Ibrox, Beale has been an integral part of the improvements made, and McCaw has compared him to one of the most successful managers in the world.
Speaking to Record Sport, McCaw said: “I met him five or six years ago. I spoke at a football event in London.
“I was sitting at the end of class, waiting to speak, and he got up to speak before me.
“I didn’t know who he was at the time, but when I found out what he had done and heard it that day, my first impression was, ‘This guy is going to do great things.’
“Michael strikes me like Mourinho in terms of his passion and his commitment to learn more and more.
“He is a student of sports. It is very curious; very skeptical. Makes too many questions. That is also a sign of humility.
“You are not talking about yourself. You are asking questions.
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“He has always had time for me. When I go to Glasgow, he always has time to meet.
“The last time was actually after a midweek game and he still met me around 11pm to chat.
“I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with great coaches in many different sports and from time to time you see Michael Beale and you know there is something special there.
“I saw it in him seven years ago, sitting in the back of a classroom.”
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