Sherwood set for shock QPR reunion as old pal Ferdinand lines him up

Tim Sherwood set for shock reunion with his old pal Les Ferdinand at QPR, with the ex-Spurs boss in contention to replace under-fire Mark Warburton after their awful start to the Championship season

  • Ex-Tottenham and Aston Villa coach Tim Sherwood could become QPR manager
  • Director of Football Les Ferdinand knows Sherwood well from their Spurs days
  • QPR are without a victory in nine matches and have won only one of their last 12
  • Boss Mark Warburton is under pressure with the club 20th in the Championship 

QPR could turn to Tim Sherwood if boss Mark Warburton fails to transform a horror run that has left his side in danger of relegation, according to reports.

Rangers are without a win in nine matches, losing five of them to fall to within two points of the Championship’s bottom three.

Director of football Les Ferdinand is a friend of Sherwood’s from their time at Tottenham together, and the former Spurs and Aston Villa boss is also said to be pals with QPR technical director Chris Ramsey.

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand (left) has watched Mark Warburton’s side slump to 20th

Boss Warburton is under pressure after a run that has seen QPR go nine matches without a win

Ferdinand will ask Sherwood to revive the club’s fortunes if their troubles continue and they can afford his £1million-a-year asking price, The Sun has reported.

Warburton guided QPR to 13th last season and has failed to build on that so far in the current campaign, winning only four of 22 league games.

QPR’s next two home matches in the Championship could be make-or-break for the beleaguered boss, as two of the sides in the bottom three – Wycombe and Derby – visit The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Sherwood is currently working as a TV pundit and has reportedly shunned chances to return to management since leaving Swindon, where he served as director of football.

Ferdinand could see Tim Sherwood (left), who he worked with at Tottenham, as a replacement

He appointed Ferdinand as a coach for his strikers while he was Spurs boss, only for the former England striker to leave his position shortly after Sherwood was sacked in 2014.

The pair had been reunited at White Hart Lane, having played together at Spurs between 1999 and 2003.

Sherwood had a 10-month spell in charge of Aston Villa before leaving shortly into a disastrous 2015/16 season for the club that saw them finish rock-bottom of the Premier League.

The former title winner with Blackburn guided Villa to the FA Cup final, overseeing a 4-0 defeat to Arsenal before a 10-game winless run brought his tenure to an abrupt end.

Sherwood’s previous managerial role came as boss of Aston Villa as the club struggled in 2015

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