Michael Laudrup is no longer in contention for the QPR manager role and caretaker gaffer Chris Ramsey is now the man in the spotlight.
Tony Fernandes was eager for a ‘dream manager’ for his club and following a flurry of bets heading towards Brentford boss Mark Warburton, it was Michael Laudrup who surged to the top of the betting table.
Indeed, Laudrup enjoyed a taste of glory with Swansea City, leading the side to their first ever Capital One Cup. Nevertheless he was dismissed less than a year later and the Dane was heavily backed to make a return to the top flight as QPR boss. Indeed, some bookies reacted by making him odds-on, however such a move is now looking extremely unlikely after his agent revealed that his release from Qatar side Lekhwiya would prove difficult.
As such, caretaker boss Chris Martin has emerged as favourite to be the offered the post on a permanent basis, Coral offering best odds of 5/6 that he continues in the role. Ramsey took the reins following the departure of Harry Redknapp and he made no secret of the fact that he was hopeful of landing a permanent contract.
Ramsey’s cause was helped no end by the 2-0 midweek win at Sunderland. Indeed, with no away wins this season so far, a win at the Stadium of Light was not really on the cards, however Bobby Zamora and Leroy Fer evidently hadn’t read the script and their goals clinched the points for the Loftus Road outfit and steered them out of the relegation zone, albeit only on goal difference.
Assistant Real Madrid manager Paul Clement appears to be his main rival at 8/1, however previous favourite Tim Sherwood looks to be out of the running at 16/1.