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QPR: Neil Critchley set to become new manager

QPR: Neil Critchley set to become new manager -Championship News

Queens Park Rangers are set to appoint Neil Critchley as the club’s new first-team manager, according to journalist Alex Crook.

The Lowdown: Early target

The Hoops have been on the hunt for Michael Beale’s long-term successor since the end of November, with Critchley emerging as an early contender.

The 44-year-old has been out of work since October, when he was Steven Gerrard’s assistant at Aston Villa. The former Blackpool boss now looks set for a swift return to the Championship, though, with a move to Loftus Road seemingly close.

The Latest: Critchley set to join

Reporter Crook, who is currently in Qatar covering the World Cup, took to Twitter in the last 24 hours to share a significant QPR manager update.

He simply revealed that Critchley ‘is set’ to take the vacant managerial position at QPR.

Happy with Critchley?

Yes, definitely!

Yes, definitely!

Not so sure!

Not so sure!

The Verdict: Good move?

Critchley likes to play a 4-4-2 formation and enjoyed success with Blackpool, guiding them to promotion to the Championship during the 2020/21 season.

He ended with a 1.52 points-per-game ratio from his 109 games in charge of The Tangerines – a better record than Beale’s short stay at Loftus Road.

Therefore, it does seem to be a solid appointment, and R’s supporters will be hoping he can continue the club’s push for promotion over the coming months.

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