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Rangers have ‘exciting times’ ahead under Michael Beale, says Steven Davis | Soccer News

Rangers midfielder Steven Davis predicts “exciting times” following Michael Beale’s return to the club as manager.

The former QPR boss took charge of Ibrox on Monday, just a year after stepping down as first-team manager when he moved with Steven Gerrard to Aston Villa.

Beale succeeds Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who was sacked last week, and Davis said Sky Sports News the 42-year-old was straight from working on the training ground.

“The first two days were brilliant and he already explained what he wanted the team to look like,” he said. “It’s an exciting time.

“Having worked with him before, a large part of the band knows that he will be very clear about his ideas and that each session will be built around the way he wants us to play.

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Davis insists Rangers players are excited to work with Michael Beale again

“He just wants to play a brand of football that excites the fans, brings energy to the team and gives attacking players the freedom to go out and wreak havoc and show their quality as well.”

Beale returned to Rangers from QPR after admitting the job was “impossible to turn down” and Davis expects changes now that he is in charge.

“I think as a coach or manager you are constantly evolving,” said the Northern Ireland international.

“I’m sure he has subtle differences in how he wants the team to play.

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“He’s also his own man now, so he’s in control of exactly how he wants the team to look.

“He wants to play an exciting brand of football, to have the fans right behind us and the team to play with energy.

“Those are all things as a group of players that we want to be part of and hopefully together we can carry on and do well.”

Steven Davis doesn't want van Bronckhorst's achievements with Rangers to be overlooked.
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Davis doesn’t want Van Bronckhorst’s achievements with Rangers overlooked

Van Bronckhorst was fired after a disappointing start to the season which saw Rangers fall nine points behind Celtic in the title race and record the worst Champions League group campaign in history.

However, Davis insists the Dutchman isn’t entirely to blame.

“We all bear a shared responsibility. The results weren’t good enough, we’re the first to admit that,” the 37-year-old said.

“You don’t want to see anyone lose their job.

“It’s probably a bit lost the season we had last season in terms of getting to the Europa League final and being so close to achieving something really, really special and then winning the Cup. from Scotland.

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“I think no one should forget the good work of Gio and his team.

“From our own perspective, personally and as a collective group of players, it hasn’t been good enough this year and we need to change that.”

After returning from the World Cup break at home against Hibs, Rangers have games against Aberdeen, Ross County and Motherwell ahead of the next Old Firm clash with Celtic on January 2, live on sky sports.

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Davis insists Rangers ‘have not given up hope’ of catching Celtic

Davis insists they are determined to put pressure on Ange Postecoglou’s men.

“It would be great to play the brand of football that we would like to produce on the pitch, but first and foremost it’s about winning games at this football club,” he added.

“If we do that hopefully we will build momentum.

“There is still a long way to go in the season, there is a gap but we haven’t given up hope on anything.

“It’s important that we start building these blocks and see where it can take us.

Rangers’ next five games

December 15: Hibernian (h), Scottish Premiership, kick off 8pm, live sky sports

December 20: Aberdeen (a), Scottish Premiership, kick-off 8 p.m., live sky sports

December 23: Ross County (a), Scottish Premiership, kick-off 7:30 p.m., live sky sports

December 28: Motherwell (h), Scottish Premiership, kick off 7.45pm

January 2: Celtic (h), Scottish Premiership, kick off 12.30pm, live sky sports

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