Few were surprised when QPR boss Steve McClaren was sacked on Monday given the terrible run of form the R’s have endured in 2019 that has seen them slide apathetically towards the bottom three.
Results weren’t improving and the fingers were naturally pointed at the manager, although Paul Parker thinks that the blame for QPR’s failures was misdirected, as he spoke in depth about the deeper concerns at Loftus Road.
“The agenda (for QPR’s next manager) has to be that they’ll play young players because they’ve got a situation with the money.
“They can’t go out and spend. They’re going to come in and all we’re looking for is for them to bring young players through and keep us in the Championship so that we can get ourselves sorted.
“Steve McClaren – it wasn’t his fault. The fault is with the club. The fault is with the people in charge of the club. That’s the biggest problem.”
The 54-year-old believes that, given the well-documented financial hole QPR have dug themselves into, whoever takes the poisoned chalice next will have to make best use of the young players; there will be next to no funding in the transfer market.
McClaren neglected to use the likes of Eberechi Eze and Ryan Manning as frequently as he perhaps should have but the former England boss shouldn’t have had to rely on players who he clearly felt didn’t fit or didn’t deserve to be in the starting XI.
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Whoever comes in next is going to have the same dilemma and will have to get results under the same difficult circumstances as McClaren struggled to – now who would take that job?