Reeves set to join Penrice at QPR

Former England international Kevin Reeves is being lined up to join Gary Penrice in a scouting role at QPR.

West London Sport report that ex-R’s striker Penrice is set return to Loftus Road as chief scout and plans to link up again with Reeves, who worked with him at Everton and Wigan.

Reeves previously scouted for Stoke and then Swansea City where he worked for Roberto Martinez, who was then manager at the Welsh club.

Martinez subsequently took the 59-year-old with him to Wigan and then Everton.

Reeves, a former striker, won two England caps and made his name as a player in the late 1970s and early 80s with Norwich and then Manchester City. He also had spells playing for Bournemouth and Burnley.

A hip injury forced him to retire in 1984 at the age of 26, and he coached at Burnley, Birmingham, Wrexham and Swansea before moving into scouting.

 

Penrice and Reeves are set to arrive as part of a behind-the-scenes overhaul being overseen by QPR director of football Les Ferdinand.

Penrice is a long-time friend of Ian Holloway and was his assistant for part of the Rangers manager’s first spell in charge in W12.

The pair were team-mates at Bristol Rovers and QPR and later worked together when Holloway was manager of both clubs.

Penrice has since worked as a scout for Wigan and Everton and is currently working for West Bromwich Albion.

Both he and Holloway played under Gerry Francis at Bristol Rovers before joining him at QPR in 1991.

Penrice played up front with Ferdinand for much of the 1992-93 season, which Rangers ended fifth in the Premier League and the top London club.

After making a name for himself as a young forward at Rovers, Penrice was signed by Watford and was later given the chance to play in the top flight when he was snapped up by Aston Villa.

He spent one season in the Midlands before Francis took him to west London, where he spent four years before rejoining Watford.




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