QPR has begun the search for a new boss as the Loftus Road bosses begin preparations for life after Michael Bell. The London side are preparing for an official approach from Rangers, who are seeking permission to speak to their manager.
But while they wait, they’ve instructed a series of senior agents to start putting sensors in place for potential replacements should Steven Gerrard’s former No. 2 decide he has decided to return to Ibrox. It’s only been a month since R’s started a similar process after allowing Beale to meet with Wolves to discuss the vacancy at Molineux.Read:World Cup 2022: Eberechi Eze, James Maddison and Callum Wilson in England contention
The Premier League strugglers were stunned when the 42-year-old turned down the offer, but QPR chiefs fear he will find it harder to resist a return to Rangers. Les Ferdinand, the English Championship team’s director of football, has already admitted that Sports record He won’t stand in Bale’s way if the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Sao Paulo boss is serious about returning to the club he quit just a year ago when he followed Gerrard to Aston Villa. However, that would depend on Gers coughing up the £1.5m release clause in Bale’s contract.
The Ibrox club have drawn up a six-man shortlist of potential candidates to replace Geo van Bronckhorst, who was sacked on Monday. Managing director Stuart Robertson and sporting director Ross Wilson have spent the week in the British capital talking to some contenders, but Bale is still believed to be the favourite.Read:Blues vs. Kraken live stream: How to watch, game time, odds for Wednesday’s NHL game on TNT to day
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