Queens Park Rangers are currently looking for a new manager after sacking Steve McClaren.
On the face of it, McClaren’s sacking could have been seen as harsh. He’s been steering the club with one hand tied behind his back thanks to the FFP regulations, but a run of horrible form saw him once again out of work.
It’s now a pivotal time for the Hoops, they’re looking for their third manager in a short space of time and they have to get it right.
Having recently had two names that have done the rounds before, they might be tempted to look for someone up and coming, someone from below them in the EFL.
There’s a temptation to look for managers out of work as compensation is always tough to negotiate. It’s probably why they’ve been linked with Lee Bowyer, a manager out of contract at the end of the season.
If they’re hoping to do something differently, it might be worth them taking a look at these three EFL managers, all of whom could have bright futures in the game.
Robins might not be a new kid on the block, but the work he’s done with Coventry City should not be under-estimated. Not only did he get them out of League Two at first attempt, but he’s made them competitive in League One as well.
It’s a genuine surprise he isn’t being linked with bigger jobs, his work with the Sky Blues seems to be going largely unnoticed.
It might be a big ask to pick a League Two manager for a Championship club, but anyone who has watched Lowe’s side this season will know he has massive potential.
He’s got them playing wonderful football, entertaining on the eye and effective when done correctly.
Their season is being derailed by of the pitch issues, but Lowe is a manager with a big future. It might a step too far this time out, but he’ll be a name you’ll hear more of for sure.
Who would have thought that one day, Joey Barton might make a decent football manager.
He’s a controversial character who might have left a bad taste at Loftus Road with his comments when he left, but his work at Fleetwood has been good. With anyone in the bottom half still in danger of relegation, he’s put the Cod Army in relative safety all season.
It would be a bold appointment, but it might just be a master stroke.