Ian Holloway considers QPR backroom appointment but doesn't expect Kenny Jackett return

QPR manager Ian Holloway

Jackett, who left Rotherham United on Monday, spent three years as Holloway's assistant at Queens Park Rangers.

Ian Holloway has admitted via West London Sport he is looking to add another body to his Queens Park Rangers backroom team.

Holloway returned to Loftus Road as manager earlier this month and has already reunited with former R's midfielder Marc Bircham, his new first-team coach.

QPR manager Ian Holloway and first team coach Marc Bircham pose after the press conferenceQPR manager Ian Holloway poses alongside first team coach Marc Bircham

The Bristolian, however, does not expect another familiar face to follow.

"I think he’s a manager now," Holloway said of his former assistant boss Kenny Jackett, who quit Championship strugglers Rotherham United on Monday. "He needs to be a manager and I think Kenny would tell you that himself.

"He was a brilliant assistant manager but always had aspirations to be a manager and was always going to do that and always going to be a good one."

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny JackettFormer Rotherham United boss Kenny Jackett

He added: "I’m still overseeing and still thinking what I might do.

"I’ve got so much energy I’m happy to keep going myself, but deep down I know I probably need someone.

"But the analytics side is so good I can do less out there (the training ground) and more in the classroom. It takes a lot of pressure off me."

Jackett spent three years as Holloway's Loftus Road number two, before branching out on his own as manager of Swansea City.

The 54-year-old has since led Millwall and Wolverhampton Wanderers to promotion from the third tier, but left the latter post upon the club's takeover by Fosun International in July.

He returned to football with the Millers in October, but lasted 39 days - and took charge of just five games - before tendering his resignation.

QPR host Wolves, who are out of the relegation places on goal difference only, in the Championship on Thursday evening and will move into the top half with a win.

Queens Park Rangers' Sebastian Polter celebrates scoring their second goal with Jordan Cousins (R)

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