As Queens Park Rangers’ season begins to fizzle out, the club will go into the summer still on the look-out for a new manager to replace Steve McClaren.
The former England manager lost his job at Loftus Road at the beginning of the month, with the club failing to ignite a push for the play-offs for yet another year.
It was always going to be difficult for McClaren to make a definitive impact at Loftus Road, having been hit with a transfer embargo at the beginning of the season, meaning that they were only allowed to sign players on loan or on a free transfer.
Plenty of names have been linked with a move to the club since the departure of McClaren, with reports from the Daily Mail claiming that former Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has held further talks with the board, after having a second interview at Loftus Road.
Having been out of work since the end of December 2017, the 56-year-old will be keen to step back into management, and joins the likes of Carlos Carvalhal and Nigel Pearson in the race to become the new manager of QPR.
We exclusively caught up with EFL on Quest pundit Stephen Warnock, who discussed the potential appointment of Warburton, and the traits he needs to become a success in West London.
He said: “The thing with Mark Warburton is that if you’re looking a similar sort of style to Steve McClaren, then you would say that he’s your man – they both play a similar style of football.
“Is he good enough as a man-manager to manage them players and take the club forward though? We don’t know. You’re not going to have money to spend, so he would have to wheel and deal, so can he do that? It’s a tough job.
“Expectations will be high from QPR fans, as well as the board, thinking that they should be doing better than they currently are. But, in reality, they’re probably exceeding what they should be doing anyway because of the financial restraints upon them.”