Former Rangers boss Michael Beale has opened up on his footballing plans in the short term.

The Englishman was sacked as Ibrox boss after less than a year charge earlier this month and has now detailed his next steps.

Beale plans to visit several different countries in what he has described as an "exciting" journey.

Writing on Linkedin, he said: "For the first time in 20yrs, I have the time to reflect and visit, learn and watch others at work. From 2003 to 2023, Chelsea FC to Liverpool FC, São Paulo FC, Liverpool FC, Rangers FC, Aston Villa FC, QPR FC, Rangers FC I’ve moved immediately from one role to the other without a break between roles. 6 unique and elite clubs and an amazing journey to this point. 

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"The next two months, I plan to visit Brazil again to visit some friends, then onto the MLS to catch the playoffs and finally making that promised trip to Japan to see the J League up close.

"I hope to reconnect with lots of familiar faces on my travels. I am fascinated about the different cultures of the game and how it’s viewed differently across the world.

"This is what makes our game so unique and exciting. The game has given me so much. The next decision will be the most important one as I continue my journey as a coach, manager, mentor and student of this wonderful game.