Philippe Clement Rangers record and how it compares with Michael Beale at 30 game point

Rangers boss Philippe Clement has now managed the same amount of games as Michael Beale
Rangers boss Philippe Clement has now managed the same amount of games as Michael Beale -Credit:SNS Group

Philippe Clement has now managed the same amount of Scottish Premiership games as his much-maligned Rangers predecessor Michael Beale and has a similar win rate - with Beale actually coming out on top.

Beale was actually praised for his record during his first campaign in charge after taking over from Giovanni van Bronckhorst and improving fortunes - although questions were raised over a failure to get close to Celtic in the games that mattered. A very similar narrative is now building around Clement after he dragged them back into a title race but has just one draw from three derbies after coming up short again in the recent defeat.

After taking over in December 2022, the Englishman won 14 from his first 15 games, the other game being a 2-2 draw with the Hoops. The first defeat was a 3-2 away derby and a couple of weeks later there was another defeat, this time on the road to Aberdeen.

Those were the only defeats of his first campaign but it was nowhere near as good at the start of the 2023/24 season, starting off in the worst possible fashion by losing to Kilmarnock. Soon after there were losses to Celtic and Aberdeen and the latter ultimately cost Beale his job.

The Englishman presided over 30 league games during his time in charge and Clement has now reached that milestone with today's draw with Hearts. So it's the perfect time to compare their records.

The Belgian started in a similar fashion to Beale having taken over at a similar point in the season. It took him 11 games to taste defeat, with nine wins and a draw from the opening 10. Once again, it was Celtic that eventually bested them.

A nine-game winning run followed before defeat to Motherwell and there were three league games in a row without a victory heading into the split - draws with Celtic and Dundee and losing out to Ross County.

From his 30 games, Clement has 22 wins, four draws and four defeats. Over the same time, Beale had a very similar record and actually won one game more and accruing one point more..

Michael Beale league record at Rangers

Played: 30 Won: 23 Drew: 2 Lost: 5 Points: 71 Win percentage: 76.7 per cent

Philippe Clement league record at Rangers (so far)

Played: 30 Won 22 Drawn: 4 Lost: 4 Points: 70 Win percentage: 73.4 per cent