Queens Park Rangers betting update: Brendan Rodgers odds slashed, Alex McLeish linked

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

Queens Park Rangers confirmed on their official website earlier this month that they 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 were poor under Ramsey, and his departure has handed Neil Warnock a temporary spell back in the Loftus Road dugout.

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

Brendan Rodgers

The 42-year-old left Liverpool last month following a 1-1 draw with Everton, but could look to make his return to management this season. A move to Loftus Road would be something of a surprise considering his reputation in the game, but bookmakers have had a flurry of bets on Rodgers to make the move to QPR, with odds now as short as 2/1, making him the second favourite.

Alex McLeish

The former Scotland boss has been out of work since leaving Belgian side Genk over the summer, but has something of a negative reputation in English football after spells with Birmingham City, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest. At 8/1, McLeish is now becoming one of the favourites, but he may not be quite such a popular choice with QPR fans if he is appointed.

Nigel Pearson

Ex-Leicester City boss Pearson remains the favourite for the R's job, with odds as short as 2/5 on him taking the job at Loftus Road. An experienced manager with Championship promotion to his name, Pearson should be looking to make a return to management soon having been harshly sacked by Leicester, and he would certainly be a smart appointment for QPR.

Gary Rowett

The Birmingham City boss has worked wonders at St. Andrews, turning the Blues from relegation candidates to play-off hopefuls in just a year. At 41, Rowett is one of the most highly-rated young managers in the Football League, and whilst he would be a superb choice for QPR, it seems unlikely that he would leave Birmingham for a divisional rival - and odds of 12/1 reflect that.

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