Neil Warnock New Favourite In Next Premier League Manager To Be Sacked Bettingby Sean Raymond / 15 August 2011, 09:04Tweet
When the 2011/12 fixture list was announced QPR fans would have been forgiven for thinking a home game against Bolton on the opening day of the season represented an excellent chance of getting off to a winning start. However, nothing is ever that simple in football and QPR were given a huge wakeup call after a crushing 4-0 defeat to Bolton which cruelly highlighted the step up in class the club need to make in order to survive in the Premier League. At the moment the betting is varied between the bookmakers with Paddy Power currently pricing Neil Warnock at 2/1 in the Next Premier League Manager to Leave Betting.
QPR started the game well but were undone by Gary Cahill's sumptuous goal in first-half stoppage time. They could not recover and went on to concede three goals in 12 devastating second half minutes. To make matters worse their new signing Kieron Dyer was, rather typically, stretchered off after just six minutes. The club have only spent a measly £1.25million this summer, on striker DJ Campbell, and on Saturday's evidence it is abundantly clear that they do not hold the weapons needed to make their mark in the Premier League. A cash injection is pivotal as the club need to purchase some players if they are to have any chance of avoiding relegation.
Rangers supporters have grown increasingly frustrated with the club's directors, Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore, and they vented their anger towards the duo throughout Saturday's match. The fans want some clarity over Warnock's future and have been left in the dark about the potential sale of Eccelstone's share to Air Asia founder Tony Fernandes, an off-field issue that must be resolved soon as it is proving to be an unwanted distraction. If Fernandes, as expected, does become the new owner of the club he must give Warnock a chance to prove himself. The Premier League needs Warnock. Following the relegation of Blackpool last season the league lost its star entertainer Ian Holloway. Warnock holds strong opinions and isn't afraid to speak the truth. His charisma and passion for the game are unquestionable and his managerial style was key in transforming QPR's fortunes last season.
Next up for QPR is a tough away game on Saturday 20th August to Everton, who had their game with Tottenham postponed on Saturday due to the safety reasons because of the London riots. William Hill have Everton priced at 1/2, with a draw at 11/4 and odds of 9/2 for QPR to come away with a win.