QPR make approach for Sherwood

Queens Park Rangers have formally approached ex-Tottenham Head Coach Tim Sherwood over the possibility of becoming the club’s new manager, BBC Sport has reported.

A deal has not yet been agreed, but Sherwood has been the clear favourite since Harry Redknapp resigned from the post on Tuesday, stressing his ‘immediate’ need for knee surgery.

He has been out of work since leaving White Hart Lane at the end of last season, sacked five months into an 18-month contract despite leading the club to sixth in the Premier League and achieving an impressive win percentage.

The 46-year-old has been in the frame for the managerial roles at West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace, but now looks set to move to Loftus Road, with QPR owner Tony Fernandes looking to hire a young manager with a focus on developing youth.

Derby County boss Steve McClaren – who previously had a coaching role at QPR – and Real Madrid assistant Head Coach Paul Clement are also in the frame to replace Redknapp, who spent just over two years at the club and leaves them second from bottom in the Premier League table. QPR hope to make an appointment next week.

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