Queens Park Rangers have today sacked, their manager and the Ex England Coach, Steve McClaren, after less than a year in Charge
The reason has been given, that as QPR are in a period of transistion and look to the future, given the results they have had lately, the time is right to evaluate where they are
On appointing McClaren, QPR stated that he was the right coach to lead the club forward in their transitional focus, especially as they had been working under financial restrictions imposed for breaches of the Financial Fair Play regulations and this has had major implications on recruitment of players into the club.
McClarens record of 16 wins from 46, makes grim reading, but when you consider the implications of the financial fair play breaches, McClaren was considered a good fit for the coaches posistion, with his record of bringing players through.
So, who might QPR turn to now, to get them out of where they are.
What are the boards ambitions?
Current assistant John Eustace has been placed in temporary charge while the search for a successor goes on.
There are plenty of early runners for the job, but these are just 3 candiates who QPR could turn too.
Alan Pardew, currently out of work since being sacked at West Brom.
Chris Powell, who has recently left Southend in League 1 could be a strong contender given his previous links to London with Charlton.
Darren Moore, who like Pardew has recently been sacked by West Brom.
Now while non of these are known as serial trophy winning bosses, all have worked at clubs where there have been difficult conditions to coach under, most notably Pardew who was coach at Newcastle and did an outstanding job there, winning manager of the year once.
Equally Moore steadied a rock ship at West Brom and guided them to the play off posistions before the board became impatient with him.
Chris Powell, would welcome the opportunity to move up a level and turn the Hoops fortunes around.
So they are 3 top draw candidates who could be open to the posistion.
And though not in the same draw ( yet) as these 3 guys don’t rule out Gary Rowett who recently parted with company with Stoke as an outside contender, though his previous roles have all been Midlands based and it is thought he would prefer to stay that way.
Who would your suggested candidate be?