Sacked Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is set to be offered Neil Warnock's job at QPR.

The Mirror says Warnock's leading boardroom ally vice-chairman Amit Bhatia walked out of the Loftus Road outfit yesterday after his bid to buy the club was rejected.

That left Warnock exposed, despite his superb achievement in steering the Rs from the foot of the Championship to Premier League status in the space of 15 months.

Now chairman and former Formula One magnate Flavio Briatore, who has looked at one sacked former Chelsea boss in Claudio Ranieri, is poised to make a move for Ancelotti, who was axed by Blues an hour after the Premier League season finished.

While it is thought the former Juventus and Milan manager has his targets elsewhere, his departure terms from Chelsea saw the previous clause preventing him from joining another Premier League club within 12 months rescinded.

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