Laudrup agent unsure over QPR move

The agent of Michael Laudrup has cast doubt over whether his client will become the new manager of Queens Park Rangers, the Guardian has reported.

On Tuesday, QPR owner Tony Fernandes posted a message on Twitter suggesting that he was close to hiring his ‘dream manager’, which led to significant speculation that Laudrup was set to take over the reins at Loftus Road.

Former Tottenham Head Coach Tim Sherwood had been the early favourite to replace the departed Harry Redknapp, but he is now out of the running, while Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement and Brentford boss Mark Warburton are also among the reported candidates for the vacancy.

Laudrup, who guided Swansea City to their highest Premier League of ninth in 2013 and led them to Capital One Cup success in the same year, is currently in charge of the Qatari champions Lekhwiya, having left South Wales in February 2014.

It is believed he would be open to a return to management in Europe, but agent Bayram Tutumlu is uncertain if he will join QPR. He said: “Laudrup is under contract with Lekhwiya. Out of respect anyone interested in him should contact the club. I don’t think they would let him go because the team are in so many tournaments and competitions.”

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