Date: 7th May 2019 at 6:00am
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Late yesterday evening, it was being reported that former Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton had stolen a march when it came to Queens Park Rangers’ appointment of a new manager.

With Warburton linked alongside the likes of Darren Moore, Gareth Ainsworth and Marc Bircham to name just three, the rumour mill had a new favourite every day although Tim Sherwood’s ties to Les Ferdinand seemed to have him ahead of the pack for a large period.

That all changed with Sky Sports reporting yesterday evening that they understood we were now on the verge of announcing Warburton to the post.

Warburton’s stock is high given his work at Brentford, and he had mixed spells with Rangers and Forest, but he’s the type of gaffer who has an eye for youth development and that’s obviously important at Loftus Road given our financial constraints – but he has been out of work since New Year’s Day 2017.

If this claim proves to be true a portion of the fanbase will be happy, but plenty won’t as they had their own favourites – however, that’s always the case.

Sky also claim that interim gaffer John Eustace will continue in his role as assistant manager, which is a surprise given Warburton’s last two jobs saw him install David Weir as assistant gaffer and Frank McParland as head of recruitment.

 

5 Replies to “Eustace Remains As QPR Prepare To Announce New Manager – Reports”

  • Here we go again – appointing a manager who has been out of work for over 2 years. Won’t the R’s never learn?

    • I disagree. There aren´t a lot of great candidates that would be eager to take over a relegation-threatened Championship team with next to no budget, and Warburton fits the criteria of what we want in a manager. Also, Eustace will stay as the assistant manager, which I am very happy to see because you could tell how much this club meant to him in his latest interview after the Wednesday win

  • I would have preferred Ainsworth but I don’t think Warburton is the worst choice, we could do a lot worse, we know he likes to play a certain style of football that is attractive to the eye, so maybe he can develop our youngsters and not destroy their confidence like McClaren did.

  • I agree Warburton isn’t the worse choice, but I would definitely prefer Ainsworth. He’s proved he has what it takes to operate on a shoestring and well deserves a shot at a higher level. He’s also young and wouldn’t it be great if we could get our own version of Eddie Howe!

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