QPR next manager betting update: Michael Laudrup becomes sudden odds-on favourite

Inside Loftus Road

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

Earlier today, Brentford released a bizarre statement about the future of manager Mark Warburton, with newspaper reports suggesting that the Bees could sack their boss despite his amazing success at Griffin Park. Warburton led Brentford from League One to the Championship last season, and now has his side sitting in the play-off places in the second tier. A move to QPR would be strange at this time, but bookmakers now have him as short as 6/1.

Another strange link today is with ex-Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri. The Italian was recently in charge of the Greek national team, but was sacked after just four games in charge, having drawn one and lost three - including an embarrassing defeat to the Faroe Islands. Previously not considered by bookmakers, Ranieri is now in at 33/1 - still an outsider.

Odds lengthening

Tim Sherwood has long been considered the favourite to replace his former mentor Redknapp, but he's remarkably gone from 1/10 yesterday to as long as 20/1 today. The Telegraph believe that the former Spurs boss is now out of the running, with QPR ending their interest as a result of Sherwood's demands.

Despite beating Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light tonight, caretaker boss Chris Ramsey has seen a slip in his odds. A 6/1 shot yesterday, Ramsey is now as long as 14/1 with some bookmakers, with many believing that the appointment will be someone outside of Loftus Road.

The favourite

The sudden favourite for the job is ex-Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup. The Dane, who won the Capital One Cup with the Swans in 2013, left the Liberty Stadium in February last year, and has since been managing in Qatar with Lekhwiya. Many bookmakers have now stopped taking bets on the former Barcelona and Real Madrid star becoming the new QPR boss, but you can still get 4/7 on him with some bookmakers.

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