Former Siena coach Luigi De Canio is the new manager of Queen's Park Rangers according to Italian media reports.

The Championship side, recently bought by Formula One magnates Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone, are bottom of the table and sacked John Gregory earlier this month.

Reports in Italy said 50-year-old De Canio had signed a two-year deal late on Thursday but QPR have made no official comment.

Several high profile Italians have been linked to the post because of Briatore's involvement, with reports saying the Renault team boss turned to De Canio after talks with former Palermo coach Francesco Guidolin broke down.