Queens Park Rangers are considering offering former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood the chance to take over from Mark Warburton if the Rs’ form does not improve in the next few weeks.
Warburton has seen his potential long-term future at QPR called into question with the Rs reportedly having been looking at potential replacements in case he can not turn around their form on the field. That comes after they have failed to win any of their last nine Championship matches since their 3-2 win at home to Rotherham United.
That form has seen the Rs get dragged back into relegation trouble and following their game being postponed against Luton Town on Saturday. QPR are now sat in just two places and two points above the bottom three. Warburton will therefore be needing to turn things around swiftly and end their winless run as soon as possible.
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It is thought that QPR are already considering asking Sherwood to take over from Warburton if the winless run continues, per The Sun. The former Aston Villa boss worked with Les Ferdinand at Tottenham and that could see him be the ideal candidate, although it is thought that his £1 million-a-year wage demands might prove to be too expensive for the Rs.
Warburton is clearly under real pressure to turn things around for QPR, and it is therefore little surprise to see them looking at potential alternatives in case they slump they are in can not be turned around quickly. The Rs’ form is alarming and they are heading deep into trouble if they can not put a couple of wins together very soon.
Sherwood has been out of the game in terms of managing teams since he left Aston Villa back in 2015, and it would be a gamble to bring him in and expect him to instantly turn things around. However, he managed to keep Aston Villa in the Premier League when he took over midway through the 2014/15 campaign, so he is no stranger to that kind of role.
The relationship between him and Ferdinand is likely to be the driving force behind any offer made to him for the job, and for that reason, you could see Sherwood stepping back into the dugout. It will just depend on whether Warburton can improve things, or if the former Tottenham boss does have a desire to return to management.