Tim Sherwood set to become QPR manager as bookies suspend betting
Sherwood will be tasked with steering Rangers out of the relegation zone
February 3rd, 2015
Tony Fernandes looks ready to turn to Tim Sherwood after Harry Redknapp effectively handed in his resignation during the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Redknapp had a quiet deadline day by his standards despite trying to land Emmanuel Adebayor, with the 65-year-old deciding to quit Rangers due mainly to problems with his knees.
Whatever the reason behind the resignation, the bookies were quick to make Sherwood favourite and that position as market leader was further strengthened by Tuesday evening which led the bookies to suspend betting.
The former Spurs boss has been out of work since Mauricio Pochettino replaced him at the end of last season, with Sherwood getting less than a season after Tottenham had parted company with Andre Villas-Boas.
However, he’s as short as 1/14 to become the next manager of Queens Park Rangers, with Sherwood having been close to a couple of appointments since the start of the season.
Crystal Palace were interested in hiring him before Neil Warnock was drafted into the club, while West Brom were also thought to be open to the possibility of him taking charge.
It now appears that Sherwood will get another shot at managing a Premier League team, unless Glenn Hoddle is instead the preferred option for a side who have failed to land a point on the road all season.
Rangers’ latest defeat on the road came at Stoke City when losing 3-1, with the defence having proved leaky all the way through the season.