Queens Park Rangers are being dragged rapidly into a relegation scrap after results in recent weeks and made the decision to sack Steve McClaren in the hope of changing course.
Rangers had looked comfortable in midtable, but a run of ten losses in their last 13 matches has dragged them right back into the relegation scrap, now sat just eight points above the drop zone with seven matches left to play.
The hunt now commences for the former Newcastle and Derby boss’s replacement with one name already emerging to the fore in ex-Stoke manager Gary Rowett, according to the Birmingham Mail.
The 45-year-old was sacked by the Potters’ in January after leading the pre-season favourites for promotion into the bottom half of the table after splashing the cash in the summer.
His stock will have been seriously damage from the stint at the Bet 365 Stadium and here are THREE reasons why the Rs must avoid him at all costs…
QPR are not in a particularly stable position when it comes to finances and that does not suit the arrival of Gary Rowett.
He has always looked to splash the cash on big names wherever he has managed and if he is allowed to do that at Loftus Road, it could end very badly.
Pickings are not exactly fruitful when it comes to available managers, but even still there are surely better options out there.
Mark Warburton grabs the eye immediately as somebody with experience and reasonable levels of success in the league and in West London too.
The way Rowett has come across during his spells with Derby and Stoke has won him very few admirers among the fans.
In fact, it frequently leads to a rather poisonous atmosphere and what QPR need right now is somebody who can unite the crowd and bring a real positive energy back to Loftus Road.