Les Ferdinand dismisses reports linking Tony Pulis with move to replace Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as QPR boss

Queens Park Rangers’ director of football Les Ferdinand has dismissed speculation that manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink might be replaced by Tony Pulis.

It has been reported that Pulis could be offered the opportunity to take over at Loftus Road if he leaves his post at West Brom.

Pulis’ future with the Baggies has come under scrutiny in recent weeks, and rumours of a QPR move began after the 58-year-old Welshman was seen sitting next to Ferdinand during Rangers’ 6-0 home defeat to Newcastle on Tuesday.

However, Ferdinand has warned against reading anything into that, and insists Rangers are not looking to replace Hasselbaink.

Ferdinand said: “Tony Pulis came to the game the other night, which is a normal thing for a manager to do when his team aren’t playing. I saw him and sat next to him. That’s it.

“The result on Tuesday was obviously unacceptable but I can categorically say we are not looking to change manager and are not considering anyone else.”

QPR slumped to 14th in the Championship following their thrashing at the hands of Newcastle – the Hoops’ heaviest-ever home league defeat.

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