QPR appears to be preparing to approach Neil Warnock as a potential replacement for Gareth Ainsworth, who was relieved of his duties as head coach last Saturday. Ainsworth’s departure came after a disappointing 2-1 loss to league leaders Leicester, with QPR currently positioned 23rd in the Championship, having suffered defeats in 10 of their 14 games this season. Ainsworth took over as head coach in February, following a long stint at Wycombe.
Neil Warnock, who previously managed QPR from 2010 to 2012, leading them to Premier League promotion in his first full season, is expected to be considered for the role. He has been without a managerial position since departing from Huddersfield Town just over a month ago.
Additionally, Ainsworth’s assistant, Richard Dobson, has also left the club after the loss to Leicester. QPR’s CEO, Lee Hoos, expressed the difficulty of the decision, emphasizing the respect they have for both Gareth and Richard on a personal and professional level. Despite the strong desire for Ainsworth to succeed among the fans, the disappointing results this season have led to the belief that a change is necessary. Lee Hoos thanked Gareth for his dedication and professionalism and expressed that he would always be welcome at the club.
The club acknowledges the urgency of appointing a new head coach and has plans to make an announcement on this matter in the coming days.