QPR gave Steve McClaren the sack on Monday following a terrible run of results and are now on the hunt for a new man to take the wheel. Unfortunately for Charlton, that search has reportedly led them to Addicks boss Lee Bowyer, who has been doing a remarkable job at The Valley but has yet to be offered a contract, inexplicably.
If the news that a Championship club are circling isn’t enough of a wake up call for Charlton chief Roland Duchatelet to get the ball rolling on new deals for some of his key men – Bowyer included – then the Belgian businessman will surely be asleep eternally.
Well, The Evening Standard report that Bowyer has been sounded out by QPR intermediaries who have been impressed with the job the 42-year-old has done at Charlton, particularly on a shoestring budget.
Indeed, the former Newcastle midfielder has guided the Addicks, who are unbeaten in eight as of their win over Bradford, into the play-off places and, if they can make it to Wembley, will of course be hoping to secure promotion to the Championship too.
QPR, meanwhile, could be going the other way if their current run of form continues and they need someone who can keep the ship steady for the remainder of the campaign and then – hopefully – restore them to their former glory in the coming years. Bowyer seems like a perfect fit and Duchatelet must move quickly to get that promised deal across the line this week.
Bowyer himself said last week that he had received confirmation via text that he would be offered a contract next week and is confident that he has done a good enough job since taking over as permanent boss in September 2018 – there has been no news yet, though.
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Duchatelet and his posse must get something together this week – as promised – otherwise they risk losing the talented, young manager to QPR. It’s now or never for the Addicks big cheese.