Loftus Road boss heading for the axe.
Neil Warnock was last night on the verge of losing his job as manager of Queens Park Rangers.
No final decision has been made on the 63-year-old’s future, but it is understood that the club’s owners have severe doubts as to whether he is the right man to keep the club in the Premier League.
Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, who took control of the club in August, is planning to invest heavily in Rangers in this transfer window and is in negotiations to sign a number of players. It had been thought that Warnock was not in any immediate danger but that thinking may have changed.
With Rangers just one point above the relegation places, having taken 17 points from their first 20 league matches, there are believed to be serious concerns as to whether Warnock can steer them clear of trouble.
Whilst sacking Neil Warnock would certainly be harsh it would by no means be a new sensation for a newly promoted boss to get axed early into a Premier League campaign, Chris Hughton suffering a similar fate last term, chairman Tony Fernandes will be thinking long and hard before funding January transfer window additions and considering whether the appointment of a new manager might be in order.
QPR have now gone eight Premier League games without a win and if Fernandes is to sack Warnock will surely feel that it makes sense to do so now rather than hand the veteran boss transfer funds to buy players that his potential successor may not value.