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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Snippets: Jackett to Replace Dowie?...Venables to Replace Dowie?...Gorkss vs Ben Sahar?

A seemingly-unlikely one-liner from the Sun, saying QPR are interested in former QPR Assistant Manager under Ian Holloway, Millwall's current manager, Kenny Jackett
- "QPR are eyeing Lions chief Kenny Jackett as a replacement for under-fire Iain Dowie." The Sun -

Alternatively: the old Terry-Venables-to-Manage-QPR story again!
- "QPR will turn to former England manager Terry Venables, who counts Rangers among his former clubs, if current boss Iain Dowie fails to keep the club in the promotion picture." (Daily Mirror) - BBC Gossip

Daily Mirror/Alan Nixon - Exclusive: QPR close in on Terry Venables
Ambitious QPR will turn to former boss Terry Venables - if Iain Dowie fails to keep them in the promotion race for the Premier League.
Venables' name is top of the emergency list at the billionaire-backed London outfit and there could be a dramatic move for the one-time Hoops chief to return and lead them back to the big time.
Under-pressure Dowie was carpeted after the last game and 'reminded of what is expected'.
Venables, 65, who recently turned down an offer to take over at Newcastle on a part-time basis, could be tempted by QPR where he made a huge impression in the 80s." Mirror

And Daily Mail follow up re Venables - QPR 'consider return of former England boss Venables' as pressure mounts on Dowie
Queens Park Rangers manager Iain Dowie is unlikely to be surprised by another name being linked with his post at Loftus Road.
However he may have raised an eyebrow when the name is former England, Tottenham and QPR boss Terry Venables.
Venables was extremely popular in that corner of west London playing for the Hoops from 1969 to 1974 and managing them between 1980 and 1984.
The 65-year-old is the frame to take over the QPR post temporarily if the club's super-rich backers begin to doubt Dowie can lead the club to a serious promotion push this season.
Rangers have scored just once in their last four league games and scored just once.
After the defeat to Birmingham Dowie said: 'With the money, you get the expectation that comes with it. You know what modern football is like. You win three games in a row and you’re a hero. You lose three and you’re the devil incarnate. I don’t worry about that.’ Daily Mail

[One year ago today: Franesco Guidolin confirmed he'd been offered the QPR managership! - Guidolin confirms QPR Offer - and then-profiles of Guidolin!]

- Kaspars Gorkss set to play for Latvia against Israel (maybe even against ex-QPR loan, Ben Sahar - or maybe one-time QPR target, Omer Golan!) - Latvia vs Israel

- Ex-QPR Director Dunga unhappy: "Brazil manager Dunga claims his team were the target of dirty tricks before their 4-0 victory in Venezuela on Sunday with delayed transport, harassment at their hotel, and food poisoning all alleged. (Daily Telegraph)" - BBC Gossip

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