Brendan Rodgers slashed in price to take the reins at QPR

It’s been two weeks since Chris Ramsey was given his P45 at Loftus Road, but as yet no new manager has assumed the hot-seat. 

Nigel Pearson has been the long time favourite to take over in the capital, but with the former Leicester man 2/5 to opt for west London rivals Fulham, a new candidate is emerging for the R’s.

Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been subject to a number of bets to drop back down to the Championship after leaving Anfield in October.

So much so that the 42-year-old has gone from a 14/1 long-shot on Tuesday to a 3/1 second-favourite in Ladbrokes’ market.

The Northern Irishman was spotted in London last week, fuelling plenty of speculation that he was being spoken to regarding either of the roles at QPR or Fulham, while some even suggested a move to Chelsea was on the cards.

A drop down to the Championship would see Rodgers return to the division in which he cut his teeth as a manager, firstly with Watford before a spell at Reading preluded him taking Swansea up to the Premier League.

While his spell with the Swans was one that was one bathed in success, his time at Vicarage Road took a while to get fully going, while his short spell with the Royals was disastrous, leaving the club just one place above the relegation zone.

But now, with experience managing one of the biggest clubs in English football under his belt, Rodgers certainly still has a healthy reputation amongst the football fraternity.

He is yet to usurp Pearson at the head of the betting to take the role in Shepherdis Bush, but any more money will surely see him shorten again.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Ben Stones

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