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Tim Sherwood is being lined up as a potential replacement for Mark Warburton at QPR, as per the Sun.
The R’s are struggling for form of late in the Championship and pressure is building on Warburton to turn the club’s fortunes around, with Sherwood being earmarked as someone who could take the reins should he be dismissed.
QPR are now just two points above the relegation zone in the second tier, having amassed just 19 points from 22 league games thus far this campaign.
The 51-year-old has been out of management for just over five years now following his last stint at Aston Villa back in 2015, and has most recently been doing TV punditry.
So, what do you make of this from a QPR perspective? Would this be a good potential decision?
The team here at FLW take a look….
I honestly don’t know how Sherwood keeps getting linked with managerial roles after a somewhat poor record in the past at Tottenham and Aston Villa to mention just a few.
It’s clear he is only being considered due to his relationship with Les Ferdinand and for that reason this wouldn’t have the club’s best interests at heart.
A more experienced man would be needed if they did indeed dispense of Mark Warburton, as the club are in danger of being dragged into a relegation dog fight.
Sherwood should be nowhere near this job and I would worry for the club’s future in the Championship if he was appointed.
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Not convinced by this one.
Sherwood might get an initial reaction from the players but I’m unsure whether he is the long-term sort of option they should be considering if they are going to move Warburton on.
Looking at the table, I think QPR have enough to get away from the drop and Warburton might well feel he can use January to his advantage, though he does need results on the board as quickly as possible now.
I think the draw at Norwich got him a little more time, but if he does leave I think they should be looking elsewhere to Sherwood.
I’m not convinced that this will be a good move.
Queens Park Rangers are really struggling at the moment under Mark Warburton with the Hoops far too easy to beat.
Defending has been a weakness for ages now and the next appointment will need to be someone who can address that issue.
I’m not sure that Tim Sherwood is the man to do that.
Sherwood has a sketchy track record in management and while he’s bound to inspire certain members of the squad I’m doubtful that he has what it takes to grind out the required results.
For me QPR need to look elsewhere.