QPR next manager betting update: current R's player linked with surprise switch

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

With Tim Sherwood out of the running, QPR will have to look for other alternatives - and bookmakers believe one potential candidate is already at Loftus Road. Defender Rio Ferdinand is now 36, and his playing days are coming to an end, with odds as short as 10/1 on the former Manchester United star replacing Redknapp.

Ex-Southampton boss Nigel Adkins was also linked with the post earlier this week, and whilst he drifted out slightly yesterday considering that he was sacked by Championship side Reading earlier this season, he's back in at 7/2 today, making him one of the frontrunners again.

Odds lengthening

Last night, former Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup became the odds-on favourite to take the job, but the Dane quickly dispelled those rumours by pledging his future to Qatari outfit Lekhwiya in an interview with Jyllands Posten. Laudrup has subsequently moved back out to as long as 33/1.

Another manager moving out in the odds is Brentford boss Mark Warburton. The 52-year-old took the Bees from League One to the Championship last season, and now has the team challenging for promotion to the Premier League. Despite that success, recent speculation has linked Warburton with a shock exit from Griffin Park, but he's still moved out to 20/1 with some bookmakers.

The favourite

After leading QPR to their first away win of the season, caretaker manager Chris Ramsey is now the favourite with virtually every bookmaker. The former Tottenham coach has impressed in temporary charge of the club, and is now as short as 1/2.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch