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QPR: Mclaren is Sacked!

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?

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Why have Sheffield Wednesday turned their fortunes’ around?

Carlos had a dream is a chant sang week in week out by Sheffield Wednesday fans all over the country but the 2017-18 season started somewhat of a nightmare for the Owls picking up 7 points in August.

It is a well known fact the side from Hillsborough have forked out massive amounts of money on new players over the past year and a half bringing in the likes of Steven Fletcher and Sam Winnall who they have since loaned to Derby County.

After an opening day defeat away at Preston the Owls then failed to win against QPR, Sunderland at home and away at Burton Albion.

There was a time that looked like Carvahal’s reign as manager was coming to an abrupt end after failing in the playoffs in the previous two seasons against Huddersfield Town losing on penalties where Jordan Rhodes refused to take one and in the final against Hull City in 2015-16 1-0.

With many Wednesdayites happy with the improvement in recent seasons failure when it matters the most has become a frustration for them and also not giving U23 star George Hirst a crack in the team after his sensational goal scoring run in the Premier Development 2 league winning side last season.

What has turned the fortunes around then?

With a win away at Fulham in late August thanks to a goal from Fletcher this is where fortunes changed and bringing the Scotsman back into the starting line-up has helped to as he netted in Saturdays convincing 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.

Tuesday night also saw the Owls gain a crucial victory over Brentford that was influenced by the impressive Barry Bannan who has stepped up his game dramatically of late and he has dictated games.

Saturday is another big test as the Owls go to Cardiff before going into the Steel city derby a week on Sunday .

 

 

QPR complete the signing of David Wheeler

Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of Exeter midfielder David Wheeler. The tricky winger leaves St James’ Park after four years with the club, and helped lead them to last seasons League Two play off final where they lost out to Blackpool. 

Wheeler chipped in with 21 goals in all competitions last season and with that tally, he was the clubs top scorer. If he can repeat this feat for QPR then he could prove to be a huge asset. Alongside his scoring ability, Wheeler offers versatility as he can play a number of positions including up front and wing back.

Wheeler completes his move to QPR for an undisclosed fee, and will have to adapt to life in the Championship, but if he settles in and shows the form he has shown for Exeter City he is sure to be a fans favourite.

QPR fans are you happy to bring in David Wheeler on deadline day? Can he adapt to playing Championship football? Let us know in the comments below…