The Super Hoops secured their return to the top tier with a Play-Off Final win over Derby County last term and have since struggled with the transition to the big time.
With just four points from seven games and a tricky run of fixtures – starting with a home tie against Liverpool on Sunday – coming up, the Super Hoops are already being tipped for the drop, despite their large budget.
‘Arry is believed to be stalling on a new contract with the R’s amid speculation that he may call time on his career, leading chairman Tony Fernandes to consider alternatives.
Although Redknapp’s future is not considered to be in immediate danger, it’s understood that if results slide further that Sherwood is the man in line to take over at Loftus Road.
The former Spurs coach was dismissed after just six months in charge of the Lilywhites at the end of last season, even though he secured Europa League qualification and boasted a decent record in terms of points gathered – he won 59% of his games at the helm.
Sherwood is said to be keen to get back into Premier League management despite turning down Crystal Palace after the sacking of Tony Pulis.