QPR are considering giving Marc Bircham the manager’s job at Loftus Road.
Director of football Les Ferdinand has denied reports that Tim Sherwood has turned the role down.
Bircham is among several candidates hoping to get the job – and is believed to be strongly in contention after impressing at his interview.
And, speaking to Sky Sports News, Ferdinand 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.”
Bircham made more than 150 appearances for the club during his playing career and has since been at Loftus Road as a coach and as assistant manager.
He was Ian Holloway’s right-hand man but left soon after Holloway was replaced by Steve McClaren, who was sacked last month.
Ferdinand confirmed too that former West Brom manager Darren Moore is also in the running.
He said: “We’ve spoken to Darren. I’ve been impressed with Darren and what he did at West Brom but, as I have said, we’re compiling that list and trying to be diligent in what we do, to do our homework.”