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According to a report from Sky Sports News, QPR will hold talks with former Aston Villa and Spurs manager Tim Sherwood regarding the vacant managerial role at Loftus Road over the course of next week.

Former Aston Villa and Spurs manager Tom Sherwood will reportedly visit Championship side QPR over the course of next week for discussions about the manager’s job at Loftus Road.

It was reported last week that Tim Sherwood was the club’s number one choice to take Steve McClaren’s place as manager of the R’s, and he will not visit the club for face to face discussions.

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The club have been speaking to a number of potential candidates as they look to bring in a new face, with former Portsmouth, Blackburn Rovers and Oxford United boss Michael Appleton reportedly holding talks with the club. Rui Almeida – who currently manages French Ligue 2 side Troyes – also emerged as a candidate earlier this week.

The report from Sky Sports also adds that former Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton is on the radar of QPR.

Sherwood started his senior management career after taking over from Andre Villas-Boas as manager of Spurs in December 2013. He guided the club to a 6th place finish before being sacked as manager at the end of the 2013/14 season.

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The former Blackburn Rovers midfielder’s next and most recent managers job to date was at Aston Villa. Sherwood guided the club away from the relegation zone and into the FA Cup final – in which they were eventually defeated 4-0 by Arsenal. However, a poor start to his next season meant he was sacked after just 28 games in charge.

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