Queens Park Rangers have Neil Critchley ‘high’ on their list of managerial candidates, according to Sky Sports reporter Lyall Thomas.
The Lowdown: Beale’s departure
Mark Robins and Chris Wilder are among the main contenders who have been circulating, but it appears that the former Blackpool coach has now emerged as the frontrunner to take charge at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
The Latest: Critchley is a favourite
Taking to Twitter, Thomas revealed that QPR have placed Critchley near the top of their wish list in the search for a successor to Beale.
He wrote: “Neil Critchley high on list of potential candidates to replace #Rangers-bound Mick Beale at #QPR. Critchley worked with him at #Liverpool and then replaced him as Gerrard’s assistant at #AstonVilla. #QPR looking at others too of course.”
Would you like Critchley as QPR manager?
The Verdict: Perfect candidate
Critchley guided the Tangerines to promotion to the Championship during his first season in charge, and with the R’s also aiming to make the jump up a division, he would appear to be the perfect man for the job.
Critchley knows what it takes to compete at the top end of the table, and given his impressive track record, he would be worth taking a shot for QPR.