QPR are unsurprisingly being linked with former participant Gareth Ainsworth as they seek for a successor to Michael Beale, however hiring him might tarnish his relationship with followers at Loftus Highway.
In response to the Evening Standard, Ainsworth is among the names considered within the body to take over on the west London facet, who’ve been and not using a supervisor since Beale joined Rangers final week.
The 49-year-old is the second-longest serving supervisor at present within the EFL, having taken over at Wycombe Wanderers in September 2012, following a earlier spell as caretaker supervisor with QPR.
Previously a right-winger, Ainsworth would be part of QPR from Cardiff in 2003 and remained at Loftus Highway for six years earlier than becoming a member of Wycombe on mortgage – signing a everlasting cope with the Chairboys in 2010.
Whereas he has delivered two promotions at Adams Park, and narrowly missed out on a return to the Championship final season after shedding out to Sunderland within the playoff ultimate, the style of play used has come below loads of criticism, albeit often from annoyed opposition followers.
Wycombe play extraordinarily direct soccer and whereas that has confirmed to be a giant success for the membership within the decrease leagues, their one season within the Championship was an in the end unsuccessful one, as they had been relegated in 22nd place.
Though the dimensions of the membership and the funds on supply had been vital elements in that relegation, it emphasised that long-ball soccer will not be the best way to go in a division as aggressive and excessive on high quality because the Championship.
Throughout his decade managing the Buckinghamshire membership, he has averaged a strong 1.45 factors per sport, whereas Beale was averaging 1.48 factors per sport within the Championship, even together with the woeful run of kind forward of his transfer to Ibrox.
Ainsworth is fondly remembered for his enjoying time at QPR however ought to he return as a supervisor, there’s little to recommend that he could be an improve on the departing Beale, and his most well-liked model of play is unlikely to win the followers over, particularly if it produces related outcomes to Wycombe’s the final time they performed within the second tier.
Due to this fact, chief government Lee Hoos ought to keep away from bringing Ainsworth again to Loftus Highway.