Owner Tony Fernandes had tweeted yesterday he had found his ‘dream manager’.
Tim Sherwood is reportedly out of the race to be the next manager of Queens Park Rangers after the club failed to give him assurances over his future.
The ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss was the favourite for the position but the Independent reports that talks between Sherwood and Rangers have been less than successful.
They claim that the club is now more likely to move for Brentford boss Mark Warburton, ex-Swansea coach Michael Laudrup or Paul Clement, assistant manager at Real Madrid.
The news comes after QPR owner Tony Fernandes tweeted that he believed he had found his ‘dream manager’, that he was close to appointing him and that the media were all wrong with who they believed it was.
Think I have got my dream manager. Not what anyone thinks. Take a while. Still a bit to go but I’m very happy. Press all wrong.
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) February 10, 2015
The Independent claim the deal broke down after Sherwood sought clarification over what the club’s plan would be for the future, particularly if they were relegated this season.
This is a key issue as a potential Football League fine awaits the Hoops and they could also face a ban that would see them relegated to the Conference.
On top of this; eight first team stars are out of contract this season, and six further players can leave for free at the end of next.
Whilst Sherwood was the top choice for new director of football Les Ferdinand, who worked with him at Tottenham, but now the club are believed to be targeting other candidates.