From day one, Steve McClaren had been a hugely unpopular figure at Queens Park Rangers.
Few supporters wanted to see him in that Loftus Road dugout, and it quickly became apparent as to why.
I give it 6 months. pic.twitter.com/hafzdOK4cD
— Kelly (@Kelly_QPR) May 18, 2018
— Jon Tipple (@Supahoopz) May 18, 2018
Sales of club brollies will go up not a good signing for me
Like to see us have some ambition
— David (@vantex24) May 18, 2018
Unbelievable. Sacking the manager to appoint a worse alternative. I give up this leadership
— Ståle Slettebø (@elatss) May 18, 2018
Shocking decision, another step backwards.
— Tom Kerby (@TomKerby4) May 18, 2018
Just asked bookies what price our new manager will be. Whoever it is will be in by Christmas to save us from league 1
— Christopher Fowler (@csfcrinan) May 18, 2018
Not impressed club have shown no vision going back to the same old way of thinking. What happened to young managers & new thinking? Missed opportunity to move club forward.
— Nigel Green (@nigelgreen1) May 18, 2018
— Retro Session (@Retrosessionuk) May 18, 2018
Unbelievable…the blind leading the blind
— Steve Roberts (@stevenr1966) May 18, 2018
Under McClaren, QPR got off to a dreadful start in the Championship this season, with a 7-1 thrashing to West Brom epitomising just how bad they had been.
And while the 58-year-old managed to steady the ship as the campaign progressed, the west London club quickly found themselves floating just above the relegation zone after another awful run of form.
So when he was sacked at the beginning of April, it came as no surprise, especially to those who did not want him at the helm in the first place and predicted his downfall.
Rather, what was surprising was Tony Fernandes’ decision to wield the axe so late and appoint the former England boss from the beginning.
Now preparing for the next season with Mark Warburton in charge, QPR supporters will not only be demanding better results, but also a much better and more entertaining brand of football.
The whole McClaren chapter is one they will be desperate to put behind them and one Fernandes, Les Ferdinand and the rest of the QPR decision makers have got to learn from.
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