Date: 22nd May 2018 at 9:07am
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With the departure of Ian Holloway earlier this month, Queens Park Rangers fans have largely reacted with a mix of confusion and bemusement to the appointment the other day of former England manager Steve McClaren to the job.

McClaren has history at Loftus Road, he spent a brief period (three months) as a coach at the club during Harry Redknapp’s time here five odd years ago and in his interview yesterday with the Official Site as he was officially unveiled to the media, he was certainly saying the right things in terms of the traditions at the club, praise for the owners and fans and saying that he believed there was a desire to ‘invest’ to take us back to the Premier League.

It was that ambition that apparently attracted him to us, as well as the potential to build a squad for the future given the youngsters we have on our books.

Whilst Steve was certainly saying the right thing in his interviews, he did comment that over the past couple of years the club had been ‘getting the house in order’ and that meant his first job was to build on that without any particular targets in mind for 2018/19. QPR fans weren’t slow to come forward with their thoughts on the appointment and for many with no targets set, they won’t be setting any expectations either.

The commiserations didn’t just come from QPR fans on social media.

Some were more willing to give him a chance though.

QPR fans will be keeping everything crossed that this doesn’t turn out as badly as many fear. A repeat of his work at Derby County when he had them on the verge of promotion would certainly be welcomed by all, even if the vast majority would not put money on that being the outcome.