Former Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has told West London Sport that he’s unlikely to be at QPR next season.
The respectable coach has overseen an alarming slide down the Championship table and it’s likely to cost his job.
QPR were looking dead certs for the play-offs a couple of months ago. A 1-0 defeat to Stoke last week, however, has ended those aspirations.
Warburton’s team have won just three of their last 15 games and currently occupy 10th place in the Championship table.
The 59-year-old now doesn’t believe he will be at the club next season with his contract set to expire in the summer.
He told West London Sport: “I think if I was going to stay, communications about contract talks would already have been helped.
“Rest assured whilst I am in the post you do the job to the best of your ability and that will always be the case.
“I don’t expect to be here next season. I will do the job to the best I can from here and see what happens.”
Warburton spent nine months at Forest in 2017. He kept the club in the Championship but then struggled the following season, leaving with a 40% win ratio.
QPR must go for a similar approach to Forest if Warburton goes
Lots of clubs will be looking at Forest as an example of what can be achieved with the right manager in place.
The Reds have gone down the head coach route and Cooper has improved the vast majority of the current squad.
It seems as though plenty of other teams will be swapping their manager for a head coach next season and QPR could be one of them.
Warburton, 59, has done a pretty decent job to steady the ship at QPR and for that, he should be thanked by their supporters.
Ultimately, his lack of any real Plan B has haunted him again. As a result, don’t expect to see Warburton managing at a higher level any time soon.