Queens Park Rangers became the latest club to part ways with their manager on Monday when they confirmed the departure of Steve McClaren.
Rangers had looked comfortable in midtable, but a run of ten losses in their last 13 matches has dragged them right back into the relegation scrap, now sat just eight points above the drop zone with seven matches left to play.
The hunt now commences for the former Newcastle and Derby boss’s replacement with one name already emerging to the fore in ex-Stoke manager Gary Rowett, according to the Birmingham Mail.
The 45-year-old was sacked by the Potters’ in January after leading the pre-season favourites for promotion into the bottom half of the table after splashing the cash in the summer.
But it looks like he could be about to be handed a managerial lifeline from the Rs.
So, would Rowett be a good appointment?
“They should steer clear of this one.
“Rowett has struggled recently in his last two managerial spells and this would be a poor move for both parties.
“There are better options out there, that’s for sure.”
“I think he’s the perfect appointment.
“He struggled at Stoke because of the pressure of needing to win games as title favourites.
“However, should he join QPR I think it’s a comparable situation to when he was at Birmingham. He’d get them organised and build a counter-attacking team that would punch above their weight.”
“Avoid at all costs.
“What has Rowett done over the last few years?
“He overspent massively at Derby and failed, and overspent massively at Stoke and also failed.”