Queens Park Rangers’ director of football Les Ferdinand has told Sky Sports that the Championship outfit have held talks with Tim Sherwood, Mark Bircham and Darren Moore as they look to appoint a new manager as quickly as possible.
QPR sacked Steve McClaren earlier this month after a 2-1 home defeat to relegation threatened Bolton Wanderers and with John Eustace taking charge on an interim basis during the last five league games. The London club have won just one of those.
But, speaking to Sky, Ferdinand has admitted that QPR are considering their options.
"We've interviewed quite a few so far and we're just trying to compile a shortlist from the ones we have interviewed," he said.
“Tim (Sherwood) is one of those we wanted to speak to, we have spoken to him and there's no talk of pulling himself out of it at the moment.
"We've spoken to Darren (Moore). I've been impressed with Darren and what he did at West Brom but, as I have said, we're compiling that list and trying to be diligent in what we do, to do our homework.
"We knew Mark (Bircham) from his time working under Ian Holloway. Whether he's ready for this job I am not quite sure but that's something we need to discuss and go over.”
The report adds that Mark Warburton, the former Brentford and Nottingham Forest boss, has also held talks alongside the one-time Oxford United coach Michael Appleton.
Moore, meanwhile, has been out of work since being surprisingly given his P45 by promotion chasing West Brom a few months ago while Sherwood, who hasn’t had a job since he left Aston Villa four years ago, has emerged as QPR’s number one target, according to the Standard.
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