It was a season that started with promise with QPR finding themselves in the top six for the majority of the campaign.
However, poor form, mounting injuries and a lack of depth resulted in Warburton’s side dropping down the table, finishing the season in 11th place, nine points off the top six.
With QPR looking for a new manager, there have been various reports linking multiple people to the role.
The Dons finished 3rd in League One last season, missing out on the automatics on the final day before losing out on a place in the playoff final to Wycombe.
They played an attractive, possession based game which saw a number of players develop throughout the season under Manning’s guidance, including Andy Fisher (now with Swansea), Matt O’Riley (now with Celtic), Harry Darling and Scott Twine.
That playoff semi-final defeat has not put off QPR in the slightest as they look to fill that void left by Warburton.
This follows on from talkSPORT reporting that QPR had made Manning their leading contender.
Since talk of Manning being approached for the role, talk of Newport County’s James Rowberry has cooled off, with other names yet to be touted for the role.