Gareth Ainsworth drops to 1/3 in Next QPR Manager Odds

Gareth Ainsworth drops to 1/3 in Next QPR Manager Odds

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth moves into pole position to land QPR job

Despite spending several weeks with Tim Sherwood as the clear favourite to become next QPR manager, Gareth Ainsworth has been handed a shorter price to seal the role ahead of the former Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur boss.

While Tim Sherwood has been out of a job since leaving Swindon Town as Director of Football in 2017, Gareth Ainsworth remains in charge of Wycombe Wanderers in League One, but the impressive eight-year stint at the club has put Ainsworth ahead of Sherwood in the estimations of Queens Park Rangers.

QPR Manager Odds move from 20/1 to 1/3 for Gareth Ainsworth

Originally priced at 7/2 when the odds were first released at the start of April, Gareth Ainsworth was ruled out from being a part of the running, moving to as high as 16/1 just two days later. Another change occurred three days later, seeing the Wycombe manager fall to 4/1, but we once again had to assume that he only stood a slim chance of taking on the role when he moved up to 20/1 midway through April.

Available next QPR manager odds continued to fluctuate since that point and until Tuesday, where a massive change launched Gareth Ainsworth into pole position. He was as high as 20/1 on the twelfth of April, moving down to 10/1 on two occasions by the time we reached the twenty-seventh of April, before moving back down to 4/1 once again at the start of this week.

Moving into contention for the job after several weeks without any movements from Tim Sherwood, another major change happened between Monday and Tuesday, as the opening price of 4/1 stooped down to EVENS, eventually going as short as 1/3 to hint at a deal being close between QPR and Gareth Ainsworth. Some bookmakers dropped to 1/4 but later corrected themselves to a 1/3 price, which appears to accurately reflect his chances of landing the job at Loftus Road.

Gareth Ainsworth Wycombe Wanderers

During his time at the club, Gareth Ainsworth has pushed Wycombe from fifteenth in League Two to eighteenth in League One.

Current Next Permanent QPR Manager Odds on Sky Bet

Gareth Ainsworth – 1/3

Darren Moore – 11/8

Mark Warburton – 5/2

Tim Sherwood – 7/1

John Eustace – 10/1

Michael Appleton – 16/1

Carlos Carvalhal – 20/1

Steve Cotterill – 20/1

Lee Bowyer – 22/1

Marc Bircham – 22/1

Nigel Pearson – 22/1

Chris Powell – 25/1

David Moyes – 25/1

David Wagner – 25/1

Gary Rowett – 25/1

Ian Holloway – 25/1

Kenny Jackett – 25/1

Mark Cooper – 25/1

Paul Warne – 25/1

Rui Almeida – 25/1

Slavisa Jokanovic – 25/1

Steve Clarke – 25/1

Alan Pardew – 28/1

Clint Hill – 33/1

Harry Redknapp – 33/1

Paul Clement – 33/1

Paul Furlong – 33/1

Slaven Bilic – 33/1

Steve Evans – 33/1

Brian McDermott – 40/1

Darrell Clarke – 40/1

Derek Adams – 40/1

Joey Barton – 40/1

Matt Gardiner – 40/1

Neil Warnock – 40/1

Dougie Freedman – 50/1

Jamie Redknapp – 50/1

Kevin Nolan – 50/1

Mick Harford – 50/1

Paul Hurst – 50/1

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