Analytics company helping QPR find new director of football

An analytics company is overseeing QPR’s appointment of a new director of football.

A replacement for Les Ferdinand, who recently stood down from the role, is not expected to be in place for at least another month.

There has been plenty of interest in the job, with a host of potential candidates contacting Rangers since Ferdinand’s departure. Others on the radar are currently at other clubs.

The recruitment process is being managed by American firm Retexo Intelligence, who have worked with a number of clubs, including Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain, Barcelona and Roma.

Retexo have made contact with several contenders for the role with a view to drawing up a shortlist.

The final decision on an appointment will be made by QPR’s majority shareholder Ruben Gnanalingam.

But Retexo are heavily involved in the vetting process, using data to analyse the merits of each candidate.

The company also advises clubs on potential takeovers and improving academies as well the buying and selling of players.