Holloway set for QPR return
Ian Holloway looks poised to make a return to QPR as manager after being interviewed at Loftus Road following Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's dismissal. Holloway spent six years as a player with the club during the 90's before later managing the club between 2001 and 2006 and now looks set for yet another spell with the West London side.
In his first spell in charge he lead the club to promotion in to the Championship before later leaving to take over at Plymouth Argyle. More recently he has taken both Blackpool and Crystal Palace to Premier League promotions and the QPR board will be hoping he can perform a similar job at Loftus Road and restore their top flight status. As things currently stand, the Bristolian is odds-on to take the vacant position as short as 1/8 with Skybet whilst BetVictor have him at a slighter wider and best price of 1/4.
The other man who is believed to be of interest to QPR and their director of football Les Ferdinand is Gary Rowett. The Birmingham boss has worked wonders since his took over at St. Andrew's, transforming the club to a side with real play-off ambitions. Interestingly he was the man that was replaced by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as Burton Albion manager so could he now follow the Dutchman to Loftus Road? Well the bookies' do not seem convinced and he is significantly behind Holloway in the standings and is available at 5/1 with Paddy Power.
The final candidate who has been touted for the job is former MK Dons gaffer Karl Robinson. The 36-year-old enjoyed a six-year spell in charge of the Milton Keynes based side and earnt the side promotion to the Championship in the 2014/15 season. However after relegation last season and a slow start to life back in League One this, Robinson was relieved of his duties but it now looks unlikely his return to football will be with QPR. With the speculation suggesting that Holloway looks set for a return, Robinson has drifted to a substantial price of 12/1 with Skybet.
The appointment of Holloway now seems almost an inevitability with some sources suggesting that an announcement on an appointment is "imminent". He would be taking over a side currently 17th in the Championship although they are only six points off of the play-off places but conversely they are also only six points off of the relegation places. For Holloway it would not only mark a return to QPR but also management with his spell in charge of Millwall up until 2015 his last jon. He will be hoping for better fortunes than when he was in charge at the Den, when he was sacked for the first time in his managerial career with the Lions second from bottom of the Championship.