Sher­wood favourite for QPR job

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

QUEENS PARK RANGERS are speak­ing to Tim Sher­wood, Karl Robin­son, Steve Cot­ter­ill and Paul Cle­ment about their va­cant man­age­rial role.

The Cham­pi­onship club sacked Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink on Satur­day and started in­ter­view­ing po­ten­tial re­place­ments on Sun­day, car­ry­ing on into Mon­day, as they try to ap­point a re­place­ment as quickly as pos­si­ble.

Tim Sher­wood is the favourite for the job, hav­ing nearly got it in Jan­uary 2015 af­ter Harry Red­knapp re­signed, only for the two par­ties to fail to agree a deal.

He has a long-stand­ing re­la­tion­ship with di­rec­tor of foot­ball Les Fer­di­nand and tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor, both of whom he worked with at Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur, in­clud­ing dur­ing his brief spell as first team coach. Sher­wood has been out of work since leav­ing As­ton Villa just over one year ago, but is not thought to be in a rush to re­turn to first-team man­age­ment.

QPR want to take ad­van­tage of the in­ter­na­tional break and make an ap­point­ment by the mid­dle of this week, giv­ing the new man enough time to pre­pare for their next game against Nor­wich City on Nov 19.

Re­sults un­der Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink were poor and QPR are stuck in 17th place. But there is a hope at Lof­tus Road that a good ap­point­ment could pro­pel the team into the play-off places in the sec­ond half of the sea­son.

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