Date: 16th November 2008 at 5:57pm
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Not necessarily the most reliable of sources, and bearing in mind all the betting on more exotic names, like Roberto Mancini or David O’Leary; but the Sunday People are today claiming that Briatore et al are prepared to make Gareth Ainsworth the next QPR manager on a full-time basis.
This is supposedly being announced sometime this week.

Now whether or not it is true, it would be a great relief to finally get the manager’s position resolved one way or another. I do believe the uncertainty of the manager’s post in general and Ainsworth’s position in particular, has not had a particularly all-round positive effect on the team.

Whether one agrees or not on the appointment is moot! But what is indisputable is that the club needs stability and if Gazza is to be ‘the main man’, at least he can then get on with his plans knowing he has another 6 months to put them into effect – not 6 days or 6 weeks!

Worryingly, however, I noted that the paper claims that Rangers’ owners have put the brakes on player spending during the January transfer window! Call me daft, call me stupid, but isn’t this exactly the opposite of what needs to happen in January?! Particularly as we have now lost Akos Buzsaky – and we all know that poor Rowan Vine wont be making a first-team (let alone Reserve team) appearance for the Rs any time soon.

And as for the lack of goals . . . Well, let’s hope that the Board members being there yesterday at the Burnley home game will have noted – again – our inability to finish teams off because we cannot score!

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8 Replies to “Ainsworth Next Manager?”

  • This is the same paper that not so long ago announced Zidane would be our manager so im going to take this with a pinch of salt.

  • I did point out that this “was not the most reliable of sources” – but I would love to see the manager’s position resolved sooner rather than later! Who wouldn’t!!

  • I’ld be happy to see him appointed manager, done ok so far, no worse than dowie and better than some we could end up with. Think Mancini would be interesting. The fact remains that this squad isn’t good enough regardless of who the manager is. We all know we badly need a couple of top quality strikers and improvement at full backs. January is going to be interesting, just hope we are still in touch with the top team by then.

  • I would be happy to see Ainsworth take charge till the end of the season. The problem is the only people willing to manage QPR right now will probably be booted by Flavio the second we reach the Premiership. I say keep Ainsworth for the sake of stability.

  • I would be saying that if we were mid-table looking like achieving little, and cut well adrift, but we’re within touching distance and I still think we should be going for a name to get us up into those play-offs, whether that’s Ainsworth remains to be seen, but an experienced head alongside him has to be a benefit to him and his managerial career. He’s said he’s learnt a lot from Dowie…. God help him!

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