New odds-on favourite for QPR job with appointment believed to be close

Darren Moore is now the odds-on favourite to take over as QPR manager.

Moore, who was recently controversially sacked by West Brom, could be the man to succeed the sacked Steve McClaren.

A month after dismissing McClaren, Rangers are still searching for a replacement, with John Eustace remaining in caretaker charge.

But Moore is now heavily fancied to become the new R’s boss, with Mark Warburton widely touted as the second favourite with Tim Sherwood third – former Tottenham and Aston Villa boss Sherwood is now as wide as 8/1 among some bookmakers.

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand confirmed this week that the club have spoke to Moore about the position at Loftus Road.

Ferdinand told Sky Sports News: “We’ve spoken to Darren. I’ve been impressed with Darren and what he did at West Brom but…we’re compiling that list and trying to be diligent in what we do, to do our homework.”

Former QPR player and assistant boss Marc Bircham is also in the running.

Ferdinand has hinted that Bircham is in the club’s thoughts despite his lack of managerial experience.

Ferdinand said: “Whether he’s ready for this job I am not quite sure but that’s something we need to discuss and go over.”

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