Tim Sherwood is out of the running to take over as QPR manager, according to reports.
Nigel Pearson, Mark Warburton and Carlos Carvalhal are now said to be in the running to take charge at the Championship club, who sacked Steve McClaren last month.
West London Sport reported prior to McClaren’s dismissal that he was set to lose his job and that Sherwood was director of football Les Ferdinand’s first choice to take over, with Warburton and Michael Appleton next in line if Sherwood turned the job down.
Pearson, Warburton and Carvalhal are now said to be vying to take over at Loftus Road, where John Eustace has been in caretaker charge since McClaren’s exit.
Warburton and Carvalhal previously reached the Championship play-offs with Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.
Warburton has since managed Glasgow Rangers and Nottingham Forest, while Carvalhal had a brief spell in the Premier League with Swansea.
Pearson won promotion with Leicester and kept them up before being replaced by Claudio Ranieri, who famously guided them to the title.