Mark Warburton to leave QPR at the end of the season

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QPR manager Mark Warburton volition permission the Sky Bet Championship nine astatine the extremity of the season.

Warburton’s declaration ends this summertime and helium said connected Thursday day determination had been nary discussions implicit a caller deal.

Just a fewer hours later, QPR main enforcement Lee Hoos confirmed that 59-year-old Warburton volition instrumentality complaint for the last clip astatine Swansea connected May 7.

Hoos told the nine website: “We would similar to convey Mark for his unthinkable efforts during his clip with us.

“In his 3 years, helium has helped the nine found a benignant of play and a DNA for which we are hugely grateful.

“Mark’s declaration expires astatine the extremity of the play and, aft 3 years, we judge it is champion to person a caller commencement adjacent play arsenic we look to physique connected the foundations already laid.

“We privation Mark each occurrence successful the future. I would personally similar to convey him for his unthinkable enactment ethic, professionalism and dedication during his clip with us.

“Ahead of our last location lucifer of the play against Sheffield United (on Friday) we judge it is lone just to Mark and our supporters to marque this announcement now.

“This gives fans the accidental to amusement their appreciation to Mark, and Mark to amusement his appreciation to the fans.”

Warburton, who has antecedently managed Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest, took implicit astatine Loftus Road successful 2019.

His archetypal 2 seasons successful complaint saw QPR decorativeness 13th and ninth successful the Championship and the Londoners were successful the play-off contention for overmuch of this season.

But Rangers person faded badly, taking lone 7 points from their past 11 games, and are presently 10th with 2 games of the run remaining.

Warburton said: “It has been some a pleasance and a privilege to beryllium the manager of Queens Park Rangers implicit the past 3 years.

“A manager’s purpose indispensable ever beryllium to permission the nine successful a amended presumption than erstwhile helium oregon she joined, and arsenic my tenure successful the relation draws to a close, I anticipation precise overmuch that this is so the case.

“I would similar to convey the president (Amit Bhatia), the CEO and manager of shot (Les Ferdinand) for their benignant words and for the enactment fixed to maine by the committee during my clip astatine the club.”

Ferdinand said: “The hunt for a caller manager volition present statesman arsenic we look for a suitable campaigner who volition physique connected the benignant of play we person astatine QPR.”

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