Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Warburton has agreed to sign a new deal at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
That’s according to a report by West London Sport, who claim that the QPR manager has agreed to put pen to paper on a new one-year deal with the Championship side.
The report goes on to state that Amit Bhatia had been looking to offer Warburton improved terms following an impressive second half of the club’s 2020/21 campaign, with the Englishman expected to sign the new contract before the start of the new season.
Considering the progress QPR have made under Warburton, the fact that the 58-year-old looks set to remain in charge of the Championship side for the foreseeable future is sure to have left fans buzzing, with his expected re-signing being something of a masterclass by Bhatia.
Indeed, taking over an Rs side that had been languishing in the bottom half of the second tier table for a number of years after their relegation from the Premier League in 2014/15, the former Glasgow Rangers manager has overseen steady growth at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, securing a 12th place finish in his debut campaign, followed by a ninth-place finish last time out.
And, with Warburton having been tasked by the club’s hierarchy with replicating Brentford’s model of developing players into saleable assets while also achieving impressive results on the pitch, it would be hard to argue that the 58-year-old has not fulfilled this task.
Indeed, along with the club’s improving league position, the Rs have also sold homegrown talents Eberechi Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel for considerable fees, as well as fellow academy product Ilias Chair now being valued at £3.6m – with QPR slapping a €15m (£13m) asking price on the 23-year-old’s head.
And, following the signings of promising youngsters such as Andre Dozzell and Sam Field this summer, along with the additions of the experienced heads of Charlie Austin and Stefan Johansen, we would not bet against Warburton continuing this upward trajectory in west London once again next season.