Queens Park Rangers might appoint Neil Critchley as the person to exchange Michael Beale and the previous Blackpool boss might be the perfect man to get one of the best out of Tim Iroegbunam at Loftus Highway.
After Beale’s choice to affix Rangers was confirmed earlier this week, the Hoops have been linked with plenty of potential managers as his alternative, with Critchley seemingly close to the highest of the record.
Sky Sports activities journalist Lyall Thomas revealed on Twitter that the “fantastic” former Liverpool academy coach was excessive up on the record of candidates for QPR.
He said: “Neil Critchley excessive on record of potential candidates to exchange Rangers-bound Mick Beale at QPR. Critchley labored with him at Liverpool after which changed him as Gerrard’s assistant at Aston Villa. QPR taking a look at others too in fact.”
Critchley established himself working with Gerrard in Liverpool’s academy earlier than taking up at Blackpool in 2021, main the Tangerines to promotion from League One in his first season with the membership.
After consolidating within the Championship within the final marketing campaign, he made the daring choice to swap Bloomfield Highway for Villa Park, turning into Gerrard’s assistant at Aston Villa, the place he was sacked only a few months into the job, which means he’s now obtainable with out the priority of any compensation price.
Having joined Villa in June, Critchley could have labored intently with one of the vital highly-regarded skills on the Midlands membership in Iroegbunam, forward of his mortgage transfer to QPR a couple of months later.
Forward of Beale arriving at Loftus Highway, he would name the younger midfielder “super-impressive,” so it’s maybe no shock that he wished to signal him for the Championship marketing campaign.
Throughout his time at Loftus Highway, the 19-year-old has made 13 appearances within the Championship averaging a stable 6.67 score from WhoScored for his performances, however he’s but to contribute a aim or an help, which means that Hoops followers are but to see one of the best of him.
Provided that Critchley has made a name for himself at Liverpool and Crewe Alexandra for establishing skills similar to Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones and Harry Wilson, he clearly is aware of the way to get one of the best out of younger gamers.
Due to this fact, he might be the perfect man to get one of the best out of the thrilling Iroegbunam ought to he arrive at Loftus Highway as Beale’s alternative.