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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Football Snippets...Chris Coleman Reportedly Rejected Rangers

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- 2009-2010: Championship Football Odds

- 2009-2010 Schedule - Thus Far: Eleven Days Till Fixtures Released

- Magilton at Ipswich: Assessment and Flashback

- Flashback: The QPR Players of 2006-2007 Assessed

- Twenty-Five Years Ago, QPR Axe Gordon Jago (and Shortly-after, appoint Alan Mullery)

- Naming Your Child After a Player

- Analysis of a Football Transfer: The Process

- A Premiership Club-by-club Look at Finances

- Football Finances: Deloitte's Annual Report - Including re Championship Clubs

- Depressing Gascoigne Update

- Liverpool Football Losses

- Bargain Price to See Wycombe Friendly vs QPR In Style

- Video: Jim Magilton (The Player) Highlights

- Day IV: Where's Gareth Ainsworth?

- Where's QPR Youth Team Coach, Steve Brown?

- The ongoing Rodney Marsh Q&A Thread

- re OneQPR-Club Meeting Minutes

- Crystal Palace Warn of Fake Facebook Account for Palace Captain

- Clubs Better Equipped to Avoid Administration

- Internet Vote to Decide if To Sell a Player - Decide Not to

Coventry Evening Telegraph/Andy Turner - Chris Coleman turns down QPR offer
-COVENTRY CITY boss Chris Coleman has laughed off suggestions that he is favourite to take over as manager of home town club Swansea City FC - after turning down moneybags QPR.
- City chairman Ray Ranson revealed last night that Coleman also turned down the opportunity to switch to Queens Park Rangers.
- The billionaire London club last week asked permission to speak to Coleman about the vacancy at Loftus Road.
- But Coleman said he was wasn’t interested in a return to London and Rangers opted for former Ipswich manager Jim Magilton instead.
- Yesterday bookies were quoting Coleman as the 3-1 front-runner to take charge at Swansea when Roberto Martinez completes his move to Wigan to plug the gap left by Steve Bruce’s departure to Sunderland.
- But the Swans have not approached the Ricoh Arena for permission to speak to Coleman – and they will get the same answer as QPR if they do.
- Ranson said: “QPR’s chairman Gianni Paladini approached us last week and asked for permission to speak to Chris and I said ‘no’. I spoke to Chris and he said he wasn’t interested in going anywhere.
- “It just goes to show what a good manager we have got here – I said when I first appointed Chris that our problem would be keeping hold of him.
- “The interest from other clubs and speculation shows what a good job he is doing – he is a top-class manager and a great bloke....” QPR

And of course, David Bardsley was the latest endorser of the Magilton Appointment

- Former R's right back David Bardsley knows what it takes to perform at the very highest level for both Club and country.
- So, when the former England defender popped into Loftus Road on Friday morning, www.qpr.co.uk was on hand to gauge his exclusive thoughts on the recent managerial appointment of Jim Magilton.
- "Jim was a great player and I have a lot of time for him," said Bardsley.

"It's great to see the Board give a younger Manager the opportunity to get this Club back to where they need to be and I wish him all the best."

Bardsley is currently working in the United States of America as Academy Director at Orlando FC, but keeps more than one eye on proceedings in W12.

And the 44 year-old, who made just shy of 300 appearances in all competitions for the R's during a nine year spell at Loftus Road, is predicting a bright future for the Super Hoops.

"Right now, obviously to get to Premier League standard it's all about the form we produce on the field," he said.

"The Club, for me, has always been a Premier League Club - and it always should be.

"There's a lot of hard work to do to get back there, but belief is a massive thing.

"As fans, you've got to back the new Manager; back the new people at the top; and hopefully, one, day, we will achieve that status again."

Bardsley, however, is aware of the complexity of the task facing the R's next term, adding: "You can't be naive in the fact that it's going to take a huge amount of commitment by the Club to be able to compete with the big teams that have dropped out of the Premier League this year.

"The playing staff alone will need to have a belief in themselves that they can compete at the top of this division. No matter what team they face, they need to believe.

"With Jim and his ideas - obviously he's had good experience at Ipswich too, which will help - we've got a chance.

"This is a great Club. It will always be my Club, and there's nobody more than me that wants to see us move forward." QPR

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