Former QPR boss Ian Holloway has admitted he would relish the chance to return to Loftus Road next season.
QPR’s relegation from the Premier League was confirmed following the
6-0 thumping at Manchester City and while Holloway is keen not to step on the toes of Chris Ramsey, he has made it clear he would be interested in the job should it become vacant.
Ramsey was given control of the first team until the end of the season following the departure of Harry Redknapp.
The interim boss had previously insisted he would need to keep the club in the top flight in order to get the job full time.
Holloway says that Ramsey is worthy of getting the job on a full-time basis – despite relegation becoming a reality – but he is also keen to get back into management.
“For me it is Chris’ job,” Holloway said. “It is their choice. I want a job in football. I have got enough experience to sink a battleship.”
QPR host Newcastle in their final home game of the season on Saturday.
The Hoops are 3.03 to defeat a Newcastle side (2.34) that still have relegation worries hanging over them, with the draw at 3.21.
Holloway says it is tough to put his name forward for the position until the club decides on the fate of Ramsey.
“I’m sat on the fence because I don’t think you should speak about someone else who is in work.
“I have the utmost respect for Chris and he would not have been given that opportunity if he hasn’t got the talent.”