QPR Dismiss Neil Warnock Resignation Rumours

Loftus Road club want manager to stay.

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Queens Park Rangers have rejected claims manager Neil Warnock has resigned from the club.

Warnock guided the west London club back into the Premier League for the first time in 15 years by winning the Championship last season.

But since then rumours of him being forced out have never gone away with speculation the rich owners want a big name to spearhead their return to England’s top flight.

Reports of an argument between Warnock and major shareholder Flavio Briatore continue but QPR issued a statement saying the manager had not quit.

“The club is aware of rumours circulating today with regards to the future of QPR manager Neil Warnock,” the statement read on the club’s website

“The club would like to make it clear that Neil Warnock has not resigned from his post and is continuing to work hard behind-the-scenes ahead of the R’s return to pre-season training next week.

“We would once again advise QPR supporters to ignore idle speculation and reiterate that news is only official once it appears via our communication channels.”

Warnock is said to be frustrated in his attempts to sign new players despite being handed a £15million transfer kitty.

Rangers have been linked with free agent Jay Bothroyd, Blackpool striker DJ Campbell and Hull’s Jimmy Bullard, while the future of influential Moroccan Adel Taarabt remains uncertain.

While Warnock admits he has been frustrated in trying to push through deals for new talent, he is optimistic ahead of the start of pre-season training.

“We have targeted a number of players during the last few weeks and although we have missed out on some, the board are continuing to work hard to assist me in bringing new additions to the football club,” Warnock said.

“I am confident that we will have a few new players on board in the next couple of weeks.”

“With regards to my own position, I am really excited about the challenge that lies ahead next season and I can’t wait for pre-season training next week.”

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