QPR sack McClaren

Queens Park Rangers have today confirmed they have sacked manager Steve McClaren.

The news comes following a run of one win in 15 Championship games, with McClaren’s reign ending following a 2-1 loss at home to relegation-threatened Bolton Wanderers at Loftus Road on Saturday.

McClaren was appointed Rs boss over the summer, and with the club under a transfer embargo, many expected them to end the season in the bottom three.

The former England manager’s reign in West London sees QPR eight points above the drop zone with seven games remaining.

It won’t get any easier for the Rs either as they are next in action at leaders Norwich City on Saturday. The Canaries head into the weekend on a seven-game winning streak and five points ahead of second place Leeds United.

QPR’s surprise home win against Leeds United at the end of February is the only success McClaren had since Boxing Day – losing 10 of his last 15 league games in charge.

McClaren’s assistant John Eustace has been given the role of interim manager while they go in search for a new boss.