Queens Park Rangers (QPR) have announced the sack of its manager Ian Holloway with immediate effect with reports claiming that former England boss Steve McClaren is favourite to take over at Loftus Road.
The decision comes after Holloway met QPR owner Tony Fernandes for talks following their 16th place finish in the Championship.
📝 Ian Holloway has left #QPR with immediate effect.
— QPR FC (@QPRFC) May 10, 2018
Holloway returned to Loftus Road for his second stint as manager in November 2016. During his time at the club, he oversaw 80 games, winning 26, drawing 14 and losing 40.
CEO Lee Hoos said: “On behalf of the Board we are hugely grateful to Ian for his incredible efforts during his time with us.
“He joined us at a critical stage as we looked to reduce the wage bill, bring in younger talent and remain competitive on the pitch at the same time.
“That is no easy task and it was down to his desire, love for the club and hard work that he achieved those goals.
“However, we are now looking to take the next step as we continue to work through what is a vital period of transition for the football club.”
McClaren, who last worked as an adviser at Israeli said Maccabi Tel Aviv, is the favourite to replace Holloway.
The 57-year-old previously worked at QPR as part of Harry Redknapp’s backroom team in 2013.