Beale has ‘looked at the bigger picture’ by staying at QPR

Kevin Gallen believes QPR boss Mick Beale has “looked at the bigger picture” by turning down Wolves.

Wolves approached Rangers but Beale rejected the chance to manage the Premier League club. 

And, speaking on the West London Sport QPR Podcast, former R’s forward Gallen said Beale has put his long-term career over short-term gain.

“I was pretty convinced after Wednesday night that he was going to leave,” Gallen said.

“And then there was the big turnaround the following day and he stayed, which was a great decision for QPR and the supporters.

“It’s a difficult one for him. He might have been thinking that he wants to manage in the Premier League. I know Wolves are struggling at the moment but it’s a big opportunity.

“But he obviously thinks that QPR, and himself, have got a chance of being promoted this season.

“I think he’s looked at the bigger picture, which is the reason why I’m thinking he’s stayed.

“He’s looked at the bigger picture and thought ‘I’ve got a chance of being promoted with QPR, I’ll get a promotion on my CV by taking QPR up’.

“I think he’s looking at his long-term managerial career where if he went to Wolves, there’s a risk that they relegated and you know what happens when you get relegated.

“You either get the sack, obviously, or if you get relegated to the Championship and you don’t start off flying, you’re usually gone by September or October.

“He obviously thought it wasn’t worth the risk and thinks QPR have got a real good chance.”

Gallen was joined by West London Sport’s Dan Bennett and Ian McCullough, who also discussed the back-to-back wins which have seen QPR climb to the top of the Championship table, Sinclair Armstrong and where he can improve, and the upcoming clash with Birmingham City.

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