QPR next manager betting update: former Loftus Road hero linked with job

Harry Redknapp has resigned as QPR manager - but who do the bookmakers believe will replace him in the Loftus Road hot seat?

Harry Redknapp didn't get any players in on deadline day, and was seemingly so frustrated with the goings on at Loftus Road that he handed in his resignation.

The official line is that Redknapp needs knee surgery and won't be able to take charge of the team anymore, but it comes just hours after owner Tony Fernandes told Redknapp there would be no more money to spend.

QPR sit second bottom of the Premier League table and need an answer quickly - here are what the bookmakers think, according to odds compiled by Oddschecker.

Odds shortening

Caretaker boss Chris Ramsey may have lost his first game in charge with a 1-0 home defeat to Southampton, but bookmakers still believe he has a shot at landing the job on a full time basis. Ramsey, a former coach at Tottenham, admitted his interest in the job earlier today, and is now as short as 6/1.

The second favourite with bookmakers is now ex-Southampton manager Nigel Adkins. The former Scunthorpe boss was recently sacked by Reading after a poor run of form in the Championship, but bookmakers have him as short as 7/2 in what would be a shock appointment.

Odds lengthening

Former QPR hero and caretaker manager Gareth Ainsworth has impressed in charge of Wycombe Wanderers this season, and had been considered as a dark horse this morning, but has drifted back out to around 14/1, with QPR unlikely to appoint a manager from the fourth tier.

Assisting caretaker Ramsey right now is Kevin Bond, who has been Redknapp's right hand man for many years. Bookmakers believe that Bond is an outsider for the job now, pegging him in at around 16/1 after Saturday's defeat to Southampton.

The favourite

The clear favourite right now is former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood. The 45-year-old was part of Redknapp's coaching staff at White Hart Lane and could now replace his former mentor having been sacked by Tottenham back in May. With a 50% win percentage from his time in charge of Spurs, Sherwood may actually be a sensible appointment, and bookmakers have him as short as 1/10 right now.

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