QPR's patience with Neil Warnock has run out and the great motor mouth has been replaced after a disastrous run of games which has seen the Rs collect just one point from the last 21. With relegation fears growing, new owner Tony Fernandes has panicked and sacked the man who led QPR to promotion last season. It is a cruel way to treat one of the game's great controversialists.
Fernandes has yet to announce his preferred candidate, but after leading teams to relegation for two consecutive seasons, whilst operating on a shoestring transfer budget, Avram Grant is thought to be a leading contender for the role. He has, after all, led Chelsea to a Champions League final and that's the sort of future Fernandes envisages for the Hoops - once the little matter of staying in the Prem has been negotiated.
If not Grant, then Mark Hughes may be the man for Fernandes. He didn't do a great job at Fulham and was clearly out of his depth at Man City, but that shouldn't trouble Fernandes. He is a big name and has played football at the highest level so....
....Mind you, Gerry Francis is a former QPR favourite so he might be a popular choice. Or Rodney Marsh. Or Stan Bowles. Or Terry Venables. Or how about Zola?