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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Harford Backs Warnock for QPR...Briatore Still Owns 20% of QPR Supposedly

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UPDATE: From The Sunday Times February 21, 2010/David Leppard "Flavio Briatore sued over luxury fashion label
"...Briatore is the subject of a multi-million-pound damages claim from Angelo Galasso, a designer whose shirts are worn by David Beckham. The two Italians have joined battle over the fate of Billionaire Italian Couture, the label they launched in 2005.... On Friday he quit as chairman of Queen’s Park Rangers football club, although he retains a 20% stake..." Sunday Times

Mirror/James Nursey Exclusive - QPR poised to name Neil Warnock new boss - with Southgate set for Palace
- QPR expect to name Neil Warnock as their new boss this week - with Gareth Southgate lined up as his possible successor at Crystal Palace.
- Rangers, boosted by mega-rich steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal increasing his stake, can afford the compensation of around £1.5million for Warnock.
- The Loftus Road outfit intend to appoint Warnock, 61, after Palace’s FA Cup replay at Aston Villa on Wednesday.
- Palace, who are in administration, are braced for Warnock’s departure and looking for a buyer for the club.
- Former Palace chairman Ron Noades, who still owns Selhurst Park, is interested in returning.
- And if successful Noades plans to bring in former Palace defender Southgate to coach the team.
- Southgate, 39, has been out of work since being sacked by Middlesbrough last October.
- He could be assisted at Selhurst Park by ex-Palace chief Steve Coppell as a director of football.
- And Southgate’s old Palace pal Alan Smith, who also used to manage the Eagles, could also be involved." Mirror

MAIL - Mick Harford backs Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock for QPR job
- Mick Harford has backed Neil Warnock to be the next manager of Queens Park Rangers and revealed he would be prepared to work as his assistant.
- Harford celebrated his first win in seven attempts as temporary boss in the 2-1 win over Doncaster on Saturday but knows it is still likely to be his last game in charge.
- QPR are expected to offer Crystal Palace manager Warnock the position after his side's FA Cup fifth round replay against Aston Villa on Wednesday night - with former Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate a prime candidate to replace Warnock at Palace.
- Harford, in his second spell as caretaker manager at QPR, said: 'I've never had any dealings with Neil Warnock and I don't know him. I know he's a very good manager and got a great record. If he is the right man for the job and he was coming here then I would back him and work with him.'
- Harford said he was not shocked when he discovered Flavio Briatore had resigned as chairman on Friday night. The Italian has sold the majority of his shares to the Lakshir Mittal family and has been replaced as by Ishan Saksena. Mail

The Times/Gary Jacob - Neil Warnock poised to take over as QPR manager
Warnock claims to have been affected by the uncertainty over Palace's future

- Neil Warnock could be manager of Queens Park Rangers by Thursday. The West London club are believed to want the Crystal Palace manager to take over at Loftus Road but he is unlikely to ask to leave until after Palace play Aston Villa in an FA Cup fifth-round replay on Wednesday. QPR are yet to make a formal approach to Palace for his services.
- Warnock claims to have been affected by the uncertainty over Palace’s future. From the fringes of the Coca-Cola Championship play-offs, the team have slipped into the relegation zone on the back of a deduction of ten points for entering administration last month and consecutive defeats in the past week. Warnock’s contract does not make it clear what level of compensation QPR would need to pay to secure him.
- Brendan Guilfoyle, of The P&A Partnership and the club’s administrator, wants Warnock to stay and has put the onus on him to ask to leave. Guilfoyle has held talks with three interested parties and hopes for a deal in the next month, but the club’s value will be affected by the threat of relegation to League One. It will also affect Simon Jordan, the chairman who is the club’s largest creditor and has been trying to persuade Warnock to stay until the summer.
- Better news is that PricewaterhouseCoopers, the administrator of the company that owns Selhurst Park, appears willing to offer potential buyers a new lease on better terms with an option to buy the ground. Times

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