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.”




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