QPR set to make an approach for League One manager

Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers are currently undergoing their search for a new manager after the departure of Mark Warburton.

It is now believed that QPR are expected to make an approach to MK Dons about speaking to their manager Liam Manning, this is according to a report from the Evening Standard.

The Hoops are now managerless after the club decided against extending Warburton’s contract after the disappointment of finishing outside the playoff places. The Rs finished in 11th place, despite being in amongst the automatic places for the second half of the season.

Now, after being linked with the vacant role at the beginning of the month it now seems the Rs have concrete interest in appointing Manning as their new boss. MK Dons are awaiting an official approach made by the West London club.

In his first season as a head coach in England, Manning led MK Dons to third place in League One, just one point off Rotherham United in second position which would have secured an automatic promotion to the second tier.

However, MK Dons struggled in their playoff semi-final games and were seen off by Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 on aggregate.

Sunday’s 1-0 win over the Chairboys could now be Manning’s last game in charge of the League One club, as it is expected QPR go all out to appoint the 36-year-old as their new manager.

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The style of play implemented and the results his side were picking up always meant there was going to be interest come this summer.

Now, that MK Dons are set for another year in League One, has possibly meant interest has developed more in recent days. Even though his side exited the playoffs sooner than expected, it doesn’t go against the magnificent job Manning has done at Stadium MK.

QPR seemingly are going down the head coach route as opposed to a manager, and having coached in Belgium, the USA and England, Manning has a lot of experience in his young career already.

He could be the man to get the best out of some of QPR’s talented young players, but until an official approach is made then a deal is a long way from being sorted.

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