Holloway out, McClaren in at QPR?

QPR are lining up Steve McClaren to replace Ian Holloway, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Rangers hierarchy are reportedly set to axe Holloway, who is in his second spell as manager at Loftus Road.

He guided Rangers to a 16th-place finish in the Championship and that looks like it will not be enough to keep him in the job.

Holloway has a year on his contract remaining and co-chairman Tony Fernandes is unsure whether he wants to retain the Bristolian.

McClaren has worked at QPR before, having had a short spell on the coaching staff during Harry Redknapp’s time as R’s boss.

He left to take over as manager of Derby and his team were beaten by Rangers in the 2014 play-off final at Wembley, where Bobby Zamora’s late goal took the London side up.

McClaren later left Derby and returned for a second spell before being sacked March 2017 – his most recent job in English football.

He has been out of work since December when he parted company with Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he had been employed as a coaching consultant.

The former England boss has also managed Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Nottingham Forest as well as FC Twente and Wolfsburg.

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