Kris Boyd has taken aim at Michael Beale insisting his arrogance cost him his job at Rangers.

The 43-year-old was relieved of his duties as Rangers boss late on Sunday evening following a dismal start to the season.

Three defeats in seven cinch Premiership matches left them third in the league – behind St Mirren – and seven points adrift of city rivals Celtic before the axe fell on the Englishman.

A 7-3 aggregate defeat by PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League play-off round in August also helped heighten the pressure on Beale, whose summer rebuild has been widely criticised with a raft of new signings failing to have the desired impact.

Ibrox hero Boyd believes his former club had no choice but to part ways with Beale and he believes that the Londoner felt he was too good for Scottish football.

He wrote in The Sun: "His brass neck got him the Rangers job. The same bare-faced arrogance cost him it.

"Michael Beale paid the price for believing he was too smart and too clever for Scottish football.

"He showed that streak before he swaggered back inside Ibrox when he undermined Giovanni van Bronckhorst nearly a year ago.

"Then, crucially, it was the same when it came to his recruitment as he signed one luxury player after another, thinking they just had to turn up to win.

"That’s just not how it works in our league.

"Every team that’s ever been successful has had a core of players able and willing to dig deep.

"Yet Beale wasted millions on guys who have looked out their depth and lost from the moment they arrived.

"I’m sorry, but nobody can tell me Cyriel Dessers was value for money at £1million let alone £4million. Danilo at £6m was utter madness with Sam Lammers at £2.5m no better.

"Beale tried desperately to water down those transfer fees after the defeat to Celtic.

"Just as Ross Wilson did when I had a go at the silly money he paid for Ridvan Yilmaz, like paying £3.5m, and not £5m, was some kind of bargain.

"That deal just underlines the transfer market problems which blighted Ibrox in recent years.

"But for Beale the writing was on the wall as soon as results started to go wrong while he tried to talk down the money he’d been given to spend.

"What a nerve he had. Because he was given more financial support than any new manager could have ever expected.

"If van Bronckhorst had been given that money, Rangers wouldn’t be in the state they are now.

"This mess isn’t on the current Rangers board."