QPR close to installing Warburton as manager

QPR look set to install Mark Warburton as manager.

The former Brentford boss, 56, is in line for a return to west London after being offered the chance to take over at Loftus Road.

Warburton wants the job and his appointment could be confirmed in the next 48 hours.

Rangers sacked Steve McClaren last month, with Warburton identified as one of four leading candidates to take over along with Tim Sherwood, Gary Rowett and Michael Appleton.

Warburton was a coach and sporting director at Brentford before taking over as manager in 2013.

He led the Bees to promotion later that season and the Championship play-offs the following year.

He is credited with much of Brentford’s success in the scouting and development of players. That and his background as a youth coach made him an obvious strong contender for the QPR job given the club’s difficult financial position.

Recent decisions have angered Warburton