Warnock remains on shaky ground at QPR over Ecclestone sale plans
QPR boss Neil Warnock remains on shaky ground at Loftus Road.
The Daily Mail says Bernie Ecclestone's desire to sell his shareholding in the club will leave Warnock particularly vulnerable, with prospective owners keen to bring in their own man. Former owner Flavio Briatore has first option on Ecclestone's 62 per cent stake.
QPR's board also look set to launch their first season back in the top flight on a shoestring budget after discussing making no more than £10million available for new signings and setting a pay ceiling of just £15,000 a week.
The meeting took place against a backdrop of growing fear Warnock may be on his way out. Despite steering his side to the npower Championship title, the former Sheffield United and Crystal Palace boss has had to battle constant claims that QPR's hierarchy are looking to bring in a new manager, with Claudio Ranieri's name to the fore.
West Ham have been alerted to the strained relationship between Warnock and QPR's owners and may consider him to succeed the sacked Avram Grant, should they fail to entice Paul Lambert from Norwich.