MICHAEL BEALE has arrived in Glasgow to complete a return to Rangers, according to reports.

It's claimed the former Ibrox coach has travelled to Ibrox as he edges closer to becoming the next permanent Rangers boss.

Reports claim Beale is not at QPR training and is instead back in Glasgow today with the highly-rated manager tipped to be announced by Rangers shortly.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst was sacked on Monday and just seven days later Beale is reportedly set to take over.

Stewart Robertson and Ross Wilson were tasked with carrying out the managerial search with a trip to London last week.

And it's suggested that Wilson's relationship with Beale from their time working together in Glasgow was a key factor in agreeing a return.

The Athletic football correspondent David Ornstein reports: "Beale has arrived in Glasgow ahead of appointment as Rangers manager.

"42yo’s connection to #RangersFC & relationship with sporting director Ross Wilson key factors in decision to leave QPR, having recently rejected chance to work in Premier League at Wolves @TheAthleticFC #QPR."

talkSPORT went on to add their own report on the managerial latest as they claimed Beale will miss QPR training to finalise a switch to Rangers.

As reported, Beale had been wanted by Wolves to take over at the Premier League club last month. But he turned down the opportunity to remain at QPR.

However, a switch back to Glasgow to become manager is thought to have been too good to turn down for Beale.

Meanwhile, Lee Wallace has been name-dropped as a possible member of Beale's backroom team at Rangers.

The former Rangers captain has experience in coaching with both Tynecastle FC and as an under-20 assistant coach at Kelty Hearts.

And former team-mate Dominic Ball reckons he could be a perfect addition to support Beale at Ibrox.

“Lee spoke very highly of Michael Beale and Lee is someone whose opinion I really respect," said Ball speaking to the Daily Record.

“Lee would be a great shout if Michael is looking for someone who knows the club to join his backroom staff. I can’t speak highly enough of Lee.

"I still speak to him now. I know he’s taking some time to study the game.

"I know he’d go in there and give everything he’s got trying to help Rangers be as good as they can be.”