Queens Park Rangers betting update: Hasselbaink emerges as favourite, Sherwood in the running

Chris Ramsey has lost his job as QPR manager - who could replace him?

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed on their official website that they have parted company with manager Chris Ramsey following a 1-0 defeat to Derby County.

Ramsey was appointed R's boss in March following the departure of Harry Redknapp, and was charged with the task of taking QPR back to the Premier League.

QPR managed to keep hold of star players such as Matt Phillips, Leroy Fer and Charlie Austin, but results have been poor of late, with three defeats in the last five games - and Ramsey has paid the price, having been sacked on Wednesday night.

Bookmakers are pricing up odds for who could replace Sherwood - here are some of the notable names involved this evening, with odds compiled by Oddschecker.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The Dutchman has enjoyed a sensational spell as manager with Burton Albion, having taken the Brewers to League One last season, and they have also experienced a superb start to the season. Hasselbaink starred as a player for QPR's West London rivals Chelsea, but is now the hot favourite to become the R's boss, with odds as short as evens this evening.

Tim Sherwood

Another manager recently sacked, Sherwood lost his job as Aston Villa boss last month, having won just one game in charge this season. A swift return to management could be appealing for Sherwood, especially if he can return to London. Stepping down to the Championship may also be an option for Sherwood as he looks to rebuild his reputation as a manager - and with odds as short as 5/2, it seems that a move to Loftus Road could be an avenue for Sherwood.

Neil Warnock

Warnock, who took QPR to the Premier League in 2011, is currently the interim manager at Loftus Road following Ramsey's departure, and he will take charge against Preston North End this weekend. At 66, Warnock is far from a long-term solution, but he has a rapport with the QPR fans, and has the know-how of the Championship to steady Rangers. At 7/1, he appears to be a major candidate.

Nigel Pearson

Pearson has been out of work since losing his job at Leicester City over the summer, and will be looking to make his return to football sooner rather than later. An experienced manager with Championship promotion on his CV, the 52-year-old would be an outstanding choice, but he may have his eyes on a Premier League job unless Rangers can persuade him to drop down to the second tier again. Currently 8/1, Pearson is one of the favourites right now.

Ian Holloway

Another former QPR manager, Holloway is also a free agent after leaving Millwall last season, and having played for QPR during the 1990's, he's certainly a popular figure at Loftus Road. Holloway also has Premier League promotion on his CV with Blackpool and Crystal Palace, and at 10/1, he appears to be one of the frontrunners for the job at this moment.

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