McClaren to be confirmed as QPR boss

QPR are set to confirm Steve McClaren as their new manager.

The former England boss is to replace Ian Holloway, who was sacked on Thursday.

McClaren is well respected at QPR, having had a brief spell on the coaching staff in 2013 during Harry Redknapp’s time in charge.

He left for the first of two spells in charge at Derby. He has also managed Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, FC Twente and Wolfsburg.

Holloway, who was in his second spell as Rangers boss, had a year left on his contract at Loftus Road.

He succeeded Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in 2016 and this season guided QPR to a 16th-placed finish.

But the west London club’s owners have decided to replace him and hand McClaren a return to management.

Former R’s midfielder Holloway also managed the club between 2001 and 2006. That spell included a promotion to the Championship.

Director of football Les Ferdinand said: “We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Ian for all his efforts.

“His enthusiasm and passion for the club can never be questioned and we are immensely grateful to him for helping us during his time here.

“He will always be welcomed back to Loftus Road with open arms.”

2 Comments on "McClaren to be confirmed as QPR boss"

  1. Roland Beadle | 11/05/2018 at | Reply

    McClaren is not a QPR man. If he does well (I hope he does for the sake of QPR fans) and after a couple of months after the start of the season a Premiership Club wants a new manager, guess who it will be? McClaren will move to where the money is – the QPR wages he will receive will keep him ticking over whilst he hones his rusty talent in preparation for that move. No Mr fernandes, please do NOT appoit McClaren.

  2. Mixed emotions about Ollie, clearly QPR through & through but I wasn’t sure about his managerial skills, we kept very few clean sheets and he never mentioned this fact, if we kept more clean sheets we would of won a lot more games obviously and he made, by his own commission a lot of mistakes as a manager, I have nothing but respect for Ollie and maybe should of let him see out his contract, Steve McClaren would be a better choice at this stage as the youngsters should flourish under his managerial skills, as for Gareth Ainsworth we should let him stay and enjoy his time with Wycombe and get more experience and look forward to seeing him as a QPR manager in a few years. Come on you Rsssss

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