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.
25/10/2022 @ 10:03 am
Yes, but there ARE still some people about who are extremely loyal (rare individuals I agree), often to their own detriment. When I was working age, I knew loads of people who were extremely good at their jobs and worked their nuts off without a single thought of leaving to try pastures new, often they were told that they were too good at their jobs to be moved on/upwards etc.. They were without exception, all overlooked for individuals who were just not up to their standard and I dare say, its still going on today.
I know which group Mike is in, his decision will rub off on others around him, eventually, when the time is right, he WILL move on, but to a far better team than one languishing in the lower leagues at bottom of the premiership because he would have earned it.
25/10/2022 @ 2:32 am
Well if that was not stating the obvious, I will eat my QPR hat.
There us only one way to go when you have made your intentions known to Management and Players who have backed you. If you walk out on what you have just said, you are not an honist man, you are the lowest of the low.
What have we got now, we have players who back their Manager and a Manager who backs his players, you can’t get better than that, unless you ad into that mix, the backing of the QPR supporters which you have got Mr Beal and we’ll done to you, the club is galvenised together, body and soul.
I am stuck in Tonga South Pacific, can you hear my voice QPR, give it to me one more time – Come on you ‘R’s’