Queens Park Rangers Boss Linked With Shock Move Away

After a rather spectacular survival this season, there’s plenty of hope for Queens Park Rangers fans and rightly so given how they finished the season off.

A huge switch in the club’s fortunes coincided with Marti Cifuentes arriving in London. It almost looked as if there was a different side playing under him and he’s had quite the impact on the fanbase since arriving from Swedish side Hammarby at the end of October 2023.

When the Spaniard joined, the club had endured six successive defeats and sat in 23rd in the Championship table. At the time, there were very few positives and even fewer fans would’ve thought the season would pan out as it did.

Flash forward to the end of May and QPR had ensured their safety after a brilliant spell under their new head coach with two games to spare. Cifuentes would lead them to an 18th place finish, which was some achievement given the situation that he was dealt when he took over the club.

A three match winning run to end the season signified hope for the future, and the club will now be expected to progress next year. However progress next season all depends on the manager’s future, and his success hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Cifuentes’ name has been one that has been linked with the vacant Hull City job. The Tigers announced on Tuesday the sacking of manager Liam Rosenior after failing to make the Championship play-offs. Given he was nominated for the manager of the season award, it does seem somewhat harsh, but they didn’t exactly enjoy a fine end to the season.

The Hull Daily Mail stated that the club have shown an interest in Cifuentes alongside Sheffield Wednesday’s Danny Rohl as well as Steve Cooper and Tim Walter. It is obviously early stages, but it comes as no surprise that he has been linked given the job he has done at Loftus Road so far.

It is currently unknown what the length of the Spaniard’s contract is with the club and there will no doubt be negotiations this summer to re-structure his contract to tempt him into staying.

Writer’s View

It would come as a surprise if Cifuentes was to leave the R’s this summer as they could truly be battling around where Hull are next season. He’s obviously done an incredible job and deserves his credit, but perhaps jumping ship this soon isn’t the right move.

Hull do however seem to want to get a new man in quickly and if they want someone in with experience in the Championship, he could be the right man. Then again two of the three other names stated on the list all have experience managing in the second tier.

If he is to stay, then next season is set to be an exciting one for the club, who have enjoyed a great second half of the season. They could well push for a top-half finish off of the back of that, under Cifuentes.

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