It’s official – QPR have finally sacked manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and as per normal, the willingness to search for ‘manager odds’ has increased tenfold overnight.
It was a sacking that few were surprised by but one that has perhaps garnered so much attention because of the obscure timing.
After the Newcastle result and the inevitable storm that came with the Telegraph sting, some have been slightly taken aback by how the club have waited until now to do the deed.
But alas, Hasselbaink has gone and the search for a new man to lead the Hoops has begun.
And looking down the list of candidates that have been mooted to replace the former manager, one in particularly stands out for us.
The man in question? Former MK Dons gaffer Karl Robinson.
He’s been out of work for a couple of weeks since being shown the door at Stadium MK after a lengthy six-year spell which, at one point, made him the third longest-serving manager in the top four divisions in England.
But it was his successes at the helm of the Buckinghamshire club that make him such an ideal fit for QPR.
He’s got a fantastic reputation for developing young players, with the likes of Dele Alli, Brendan Galloway, Patrick Bamford and Benik Afobe all going onto the top level after playing under his guidance at MK Dons.
He’s had some fantastic success on the pitch too, with that 4-0 win over Manchester United still widely regarded as the best result in the club’s short history.
He also successfully led the club to the Championship for the first time and despite dropping back into League One this season, they were far from humbled in England’s second division.
Everything points to him going on and having a bright future in management and if anything, Robinson deserves the chance to step up another level on the managerial ladder, despite a tough campaign this year.
His work in the past has been fantastic and if QPR are going to be successful and eventually get back into the Premier League, this appointment needs to be ambitious.
Robinson built up MK Dons and he could very much do the same at Loftus Road.
QPR fans… do you agree? Would Robinson be the right man for your club? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!