Report: Ex-Manchester United coach major contender for QPR job

Queens Park Rangers are reported to have made enquiries about Carlos Queiroz's interest in taking over the manager's job in the summer.

Former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz has emerged as a leading candidate to be Queens Park Rangers’ next permanent boss, according to the Daily Mirror.

Youth coach Chris Ramsey was placed in charge until the end of the season earlier this month following Harry Redknapp’s departure and, with widespread support from within the dressing room, is believed to have a genuine chance of landing the job full-time should he lead the club to Premier League survival.

Nevertheless, Queiroz, who has been managing Iran’s national team since 2011, is another option that QPR are considering, and enquiries are even believed to have been made about his interest in taking over.

The Portuguese had an unsuccessful stint as Real Madrid manager for the 2003-04 season in between spells as Sir Alex Ferguson’s number two at Old Trafford, before going on to lead the Portugal national team to the 2010 World Cup’s last-16.

Sacked in March 2011, he would take over Iran the following month and, after a commendable group stage showing at Brazil 2014 which included a last-gasp 1-0 defeat to Argentina, was rewarded with a new contract until 2018.

In addition, Queiroz’s résumé also includes pervious spells as manager of the Metrostars of MLS, Sporting Lisbon, Japan’s Grampus Eight, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

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