QPR Eye Up Carlo Ancelotti, Neil Warnock Sacked After Promotion?

Chris Wright

26th, May 2011


By Chris Wright

Days after seeing his two biggest allies (Amit Bhatia and Ishan Saksena) on the club’s board resign, the Daily Mirror are reporting that QPR manager Neil Warnock could be shunted from his post in favour of recently-deposed Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Warnock had received assurances over his future after guiding Rangers from the bottom of the Championship to the Premier League in the space of 15 months, though his position now looks perilous – with the club’s high-rolling hierarchy keen to bring in a ‘name’ to oversee their foray into top flight football next term.

It’s thought that Ancelotti originally had a clause in his contract at Chelsea, prohibiting him from signing on the dotted line with another Premier League side within 12 months of leaving Stamford Bridge.

However, the Mirror reckon the clause was wavered as part of the Italian’s severance package, thus clearing the way for Hoops chairman Flavio Briatore to offer his fellow compatriot the chance to stay rooted in West London.

Honestly, I can think of better ways of thanking Warnock for his hard graft – like maybe an unerring vote of confidence and six months grace to prove his Premier League mettle.

Then again, I’m just an old romantic at heart.

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  1. Rich says:

    tbh ancelotti>warnock

  2. frank says:

    Warnock is the epitome of a Championship level manger. He is adept at dealing with the challenges at this level but I would hazard a guess and say the best QPR could achieve with him at the helm next year is mid table comfort. This would nothing to be ashamed of on his part but few managers seem to have the sort of self awareness that allows them to admit they have reached the limit of their ability.

    Given their finances, if QPR have the realistic aim of consolidating their top flight status and challenging for European places within a few seasons, a manager of Ancelotti’s calibre is more likely to achieve this than Warnock. Quality players debating signing for the club are also more likely to decide in favour of joining if Carlo or someone with a similar reputation was in charge.

  3. Hootie says:

    I would be quite surprised if Ancelotti ended up anywhere but Roma. He has publicly stated his love for the club on several occasions (even while at Milan) and the job is vacant.

  4. DJ says:

    Normally i would say it’s a bit harsh to bin a manager that has got a team promoted but because it’s Warnock i couldn’t give a toss. He’s a twat of the highest order.

  5. Locky says:

    Dj……. Whaat a comment!!!!

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