Michael Beale

Michael Beale started his coaching career at Chelsea in 2003 where he played a part in developing the talents of players such as Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham. After ten years rising through the club’s youth coaching ranks he moved to Liverpool FC Academy in 2012, initially to manage their U16 side but shortly afterwards he was promoted into the role of reserve team manager.

He left Liverpool in December 2016 to become assistant manager at Brazilian club, Sao Paulo. In taking the role, he became the first British coach to hold a prominent position at one of Brazil’s elite clubs.

On returning to the UK, he rejoined Liverpool as head of coaching for the club’s foundation phase, a job that saw him mentoring the coaches who worked with the younger players.

In May 2018, Beale joined manager Steven Gerrard at Rangers to become first team coach of the Scottish giants. He was an important member of the coaching team as Rangers won the Scottish Premiership for the first time in 10 years.