Chris Ramsey is poised to remain in charge of Queens Park Rangers even if they are relegated from the Premier League this season.
The 53-year-old was handed the manager’s job by chairman Tony Fernandes on a deal until the end of the campaign after Harry Redknapp stepped down in February.
Ramsey has had mixed fortunes in the post given that he ended QPR’s run of 11 successive away defeats to secure maximum points at Sunderland and West Brom respectively.
But eight defeats in his 12 games at the helm have left the west Londoners seven points adrift of safety with three matches remaining.
QPR must win away against a Manchester City side chasing second spot behind champions Chelsea on Sunday afternoon or be consigned to an immediate return to the Championship after last season’s dramatic play-off final win against Derby.
Despite the imminent threat of relegation it is being reported that QPR’s hierarchy will ignore potential candidates, such as outgoing Brentford boss Mark Warburton and former Swansea chief Michael Laudrup, by handing Ramsey a two-year contract.
His first main task will almost certainly be to get the R’s back to the top flight at the first attempt.
QPR are 13.00 to win at the Etihad Stadium, while City are 1.20 and the draw is 7.00.