Warburton not thinking of possible QPR role

Brentford manager Mark Warburton has downplayed suggestions he could be in line to take over at Queens Park Rangers, Sky Sports has reported, instead insisting he is focused on getting his current club out of the Championship and in to the Premier League.

Warburton is to leave Brentford at the end of the season despite guiding the London club to seventh place with seven games to play in their first year back in the second tier after the club decided to re-structure their set-up. The 52-year-old has already been linked with a number of posts and was touted as a successor to Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road but says he isn’t making any plans for his next step.

“It’s always flattering to be linked with any type of job, especially one of that stature,” he told Sky Sports News. “But I know [current QPR boss] Chris Ramsey very well, and I would never be disrespectful.

“I know the qualities and experience Chris will bring to that job, and I hope very much he’s successful in keeping the club in the Premier League,” Warburton continued.

“The important thing now is to retain focus, get to the end of season, and from there you see what the options are… let’s see come the end of the season what’s happened at various clubs and what offers, if any, are on the table.”

QPR are currently second-bottom of the table with 22 points from 30 games, four points clear of Sunderland, who are 17th, a place clear of the drop zone. Ramsey replaced Redknapp having worked both with his predecessor and QPR’s director of football Less Ferdinand while at Tottenham Hotspur.

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