Sherwood looks out of the running for QPR job

Tim Sherwood appears to be out of the running to take over as QPR manager.

Sherwood, a close friend of Les Ferdinand who worked with the Rangers director of football during their time together at Tottenham and more recently had a spell as Aston Villa manager, is the odds-on favourite to succeed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

He is one of a number of potential candidates the Rangers hierarchy have discussed, but by Monday morning the chances of Sherwood being appointed looked slim.

QPR’s owners are admirers of ex-Derby manager Paul Clement, now assistant to Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti.

The 44-year-old son of former QPR and England right-back Dave Clement was lined up to take over at Loftus Road following the departure of Harry Redknapp in February 2015.

Clement had a short spell as Derby manager
Clement had a short spell as Derby manager

At the time he was Ancelotti’s right-hand man at Real Madrid and wanted to see out the remaining months of his contract at the Spanish club.

Chris Ramsey was therefore installed at QPR initially as a stop-gap, but impressed during the early stages of his time in charge and was given the job on a permanent basis.

Clement subsequently took over as manager at Derby, who sacked him in February this year with the club fifth in the Championship table.

Hasselbaink, fired after Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest, became QPR manager in December 2015.

Kenny Jackett, then facing an uncertain future at Wolves, was strongly suggested to Rangers’ owners but they chose Hasselbaink.

Jackett, who was assistant manager at QPR for much of Ian Holloway’s reign as boss, recently took over at Rotherham.

Birmingham manager Gary Rowett was also in Rangers’ sights last year but stayed at St Andrews.

Holloway, currently working as a television pundit, would be a popular choice among many fans were he to return for a second spell.

Steve Cotterill, briefly on the coaching staff at Rangers under Redknapp, wants the job.

Karl Robinson, who recently left MK Dons, was not seriously considered by QPR last year but could be interviewed this time around.