Neil Critchley is the strong favourite to replace Michael Beale in the next QPR manager odds market.
Following the previous Queens Park Rangers manager Michael Beale's departure to join Rangers, replacing Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, QPR have yet to appoint a next permanent manager.
QPR are currently sitting in 6th place in the Championship. Their season resumes this weekend with a home fixture to restart their campaign against league leaders Burnley.
They will want to appoint someone quick to help keep their promotion push on charge for the second half of the season and end their poor run prior to the break for the World Cup.
Who are the favourites to become the next QPR permanent manager?
Former Blackpool head coach Neil Critchley has been out of work since leaving his position as assistant to Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa when the Liverpool legend was ousted in October. He racked up 109 matches in charge of the Seasiders, winning 41% of them and has a best price of 2/1.
QPR reportedly made contact with the current Hammarby IF manager Marti Cifuentes. The 40-year-old, who has been in charge of Hammarby since January 2022, is a best price of 4/1 to replace Michael Beale at Loftus Road. Cifuentes has impressed in Sweden, winning two Manager of the Month awards in his short stint at Hammarby, and QPR will be keen to bring him to the Championship.
Current Chelsea first team coach Anthony Barry’s stock as a coach has risen hugely, having been a part in Belgium’s coaching team for their recent 2022 World Cup campaign. He is a best price of 6/1 to make the move from coach to manager to become QPR’s next permanent gaffer following the departure of Beale to Rangers.
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Chris Wilder only left Middlesbrough on October 3rd but is already linked with a swift return into management with the 55-year-old now a best price 6/1 to replace Beale. Wilder knows how to get teams promoted to the Premier League, as he did so with Sheffield United in 2019, and QPR will be keen to keep their promotion chances on track.
Current Coventry manager Mark Robins is also linked with the QPR role. Robins has also worked along side former Blackpool boss Critchley, who is the current favourite in the market.
Robins guided Coventry from League Two to a 12th place finish in the Championship in 2021. He might be tempted to leave what some consider to be a sinking ship at Coventry, following recent news regarding the ownership of their stadium. Robins is an outside shout for the role at a best price of 12/1.