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QPR chasing promotion-winning manager as Ian Holloway replacement

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Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth is the top target for Queens Park Rangers this summer, according to reliable football journalist Alan Nixon.

Ainsworth was a former player at QPR and he could fancy a return to West London for next season.

After another mediocre season and a mid-table finish at QPR, owner Tony Fernandes is considering parting ways with Ian Holloway and bringing in a new boss.

QPR are considering a move for Ainsworth, who is their top choice this summer after leading Wycombe to promotion this season.

The Chairboys have been impressive in League Two this season and they clinched automatic promotion with games to spare in the fourth tier.

The 44-year-old spent seven years with the Hoops between 2003 and 2010 and he could return now as manager.

And QPR are also lining up moves for Steve Cotterill and Mark Warburton should they fail in their attempts to lure Ainsworth to Loftus Road, according to the print edition of The Sun on Sunday via HITC Sport.

Warburton has been without a job since he was sacked by Nottingham Forest earlier this season, while Steve Cotterill was dismissed by Birmingham City with the Blues deep in relegation trouble.

The Verdict

Ainsworth is one of the most highly rated young managers in League Two.

And surely he will not be able to resist a chance to move up to the Championship and join his former club, despite the project he has going on at Wycombe.

If I was a QPR fan, I’d rather my club appointed Ainsworth than Cotterill or Warburton.

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NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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