The search for a new manager is now in progress for Queens Park Rangers following the sacking of Steve McClaren, though it probably should have started sooner.
QPR’s form since the beginning of the new year has been absolutely dreadful, leaving them floating a few places above the relegation zone.
Still, better late than never, and the west London club could now look to appoint Tim Sherwood as they hope to avoid a catastrophic end to the season.
Sky Sports reports the former Aston Villa manager is on the list of candidates to succeed McClaren in the dugout, with the Loftus Road hierarchy confident their next appointment should have no trouble in steering the team to safety.
The Rs are eight points above 22nd-placed Rotherham with the current Championship campaign edging closer to its conclusion.
Bearing that in mind, albeit perhaps an underwhelming name to most QPR supporters, Sherwood would not be the worst appointment if brought in on a short-term basis.
Considering the direction Tottenham were heading in under Andre Villas-Boas before his sacking back in 2013, Sherwood managed to steady the ship at White Hart Lane when he replaced the Portuguese coach.
Meanwhile, at Aston Villa, the 50-year-old also did well to guide the Midlands club to Premier League safety in the 2014/15 season when he came in to succeed Paul Lambert.
Ultimately, if QPR cannot get their first-choice target now with Sky Sports also reporting that Portsmouth’s Kenny Jackett is high on their list, then Sherwood could be their best bet temporarily.
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