The 33-year-old defender was a popular and influential player in the two seasons he spent at Ibrox and was touted to get a new deal, until the club’s Friday announcement.
Michael Beale settling into QPR
According to Daily Record, Beale who was Steven Gerrard’s assistant at both Rangers and Aston Villa is, looking to reunite with Balogun at the English Championship club.
Beale took over his first senior role at QPR on June 1 and will look to steer the former Premier League club back to the top flight when the new season kicks off.
QPR chairman Amit Bhatia revealed that Beale was the unanimous choice for the manager’s job, although there were 20 other candidates considered for the role.
It is understood that defensive reinforcements are one of Beale’s projects at the West London club.
A possible reunion for Leon Balogun
Following his exit from Rangers on Friday, Beale left a remark on social media, igniting an Ibrox reunion rumour.
“”Leon Balogun was outstanding for Rangers – both on the pitch but also around the changing room,” the 41-year-old manager wrote on Twitter, praising the Nigerian’s contribution at Rangers.
Balogun joined the club under Steven Gerrard in 2020 and was an important figure in them winning their first trophy in a decade while also preventing Celtic from winning ten consecutive league titles.
With Balogun in their setup, Rangers set a new club record of 39 league games without a defeat. He played a total of 65 games for the Ibrox club across all competitions and scored two times.