It has been a season to forget for Queens Park Rangers and the fans will be happy to see the back of it.
Under Steve McClaren, the Rs drifted perilously close to relegation, but the sacking of the Newcastle and Derby boss did enough to steer them clear.
But John Eustace is not in the running to be offered the job permanently and the board clearly not willing to rush what will be a crucial appointment.
And according to the Evening Standard, Les Ferdinand’s search has been narrowed to three candidates: Nigel Pearson, Mark Warburton and, new entrant, Carlos Carvalhal.
So, out of this trio, who would be the best fit at Loftus Road?
“Warburton would be my pick for the Loftus Road hot-seat.
“He has a good track record and has proven his ability to work within a limited budget. He would be a much more safer choice than Pearson.
“I think Carvalhal could also fit the bill given his record at Sheffield Wednesday, but Warburton just pips it in my eyes.”
“I think Mark Warburton would be the best appointment for the R’s out of the three names that have been mentioned.
“In my view, he was very harshly sacked by Nottingham Forest, and he did a superb job with Brentford in taking them up from League One into the Championship.
“I don’t rate Carvalhal as a manager at all, and can you really count on Nigel Pearson creating a good bond between the fans and the club?”
“None of these candidates have a particularly glowing record.
“If I was to go for one it would likely have to be Carvalhal, given his more recent experience in the division in getting Sheffield Wednesday, helping The Owls to reach the play-offs.
“With the transfer window imminent and safety secure, this is a decision Rangers should make quickly.”