Five managers that could replace Redknapp at QPR

Watford, Tottenham Hotspur, and former Swansea City and Cardiff City bosses feature.

With the pressure growing on Harry Redknapp we take a look at five potential managers that could replace him at Loftus Road.

Gianfranco Zola 

Despite playing and managing two of Queens Park Rangers' local rivals, West Ham United and Chelsea, Zola is currently the bookies' favourite to be installed as QPR's next permanent manager. The Telegraph reported that R's Chairman Tony Fernandes is earmarking the pint sized Italian as he wants to implement Zola's brand of football that he introduced at Watford last season. When Fernandes was interested in purchasing West Ham United, the Malaysian businessman had promised to work alongside then manager, Gianfranco Zola.   

Malky Mackay

The Scot did a remarkable job at Cardiff City to get them promoted and was controversially sacked by Vincent Tan, with the club just sitting outside of the relegation zone. Another former Watford manager, Mackay has built a solid reputation within the game and many believe that Cardiff City would be in a better position if they had stuck with him until the end of the season. Despite a public feud with Tan, the former Norwich City defender, remained professional at all times, which will certainly impress QPR owner Tony Fernandes. Malky Mackay is a proven promotion winner in the Championship, and with that experience it would certainly put him on the short list. 

Tim Sherwood 

Although he is currently Tottenham's manager, it doesn't look as though Sherwood will be staying at White Hart Lane after this campaign. Despite some great results, Sherwood at times, has looked out of his depth at Tottenham and may of needed some experience at a lower level. There is no doubting his coaching credentials, but it might be a good move for Sherwood to take a step down to the Championship. Although despite his tender years in managerial terms, Sherwood is very much in the same mould of current boss Harry Redknapp. Whether this would put Fernandes off Sherwood remains to be seen.

Michael Laudrup

Perhaps the biggest name out of the five, Laudrup would certainly put QPR on the map. The highly regarded Dane continued great work of previous managers at Swansea City last season, with the triumph in the League Cup a particular highlight. Fernandes certainly wants to raise the profile of the West London club and a move for Laudrup would certainly aid this. The QPR owner may have to break the bank (yet again) for the former Barcelona star as he has been linked with some high profile jobs on the continent.

Les Ferdinand 

Another member of Tottenham's managerial staff, Sir Les as he was nicknamed in his playing days, was a fan favourite at Loftus Road. Ferdinand spent a good part of a decade at the club making 163 appearances and scoring 80 goals. Despite the lack of managerial experience the appointment of Ferdinand would be a popular one amongst R's fans. A move for the former striker would be a huge gamble by Tony Fernandes, with previous appointments suggesting he goes for experience.  

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