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QPR consider Anthony Barry for vacant managerial role

QPR consider Anthony Barry for vacant managerial role

Queens Park Rangers are weighing up a move for Chelsea first-team coach Anthony Barry over their managerial vacancy, according to the Evening Standard.

The Championship club are scouring the market for a replacement for their former manager Michael Beale who joined Scottish giants Rangers after just six months with the Hoops.

Beale had done an outstanding job getting QPR into contention for promotion to the English top flight and attracted interest from Premier League clubs, including Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The English manager rejected Wolves’ advances, but the allure of Rangers, where he previously worked as an assistant manager, proved too much to resist.

Having jumped ship last week, QPR are looking at Chelsea’s set-piece coach and new assistant coach at the Belgium national team Barry to take their vacant head coach role. 

Barry, who has been widely touted as one of England’s best young coaches, is fresh from World Cup agony, having been part of Roberto Martinez’s staff with Belgium, who were last night eliminated at the group stage in Qatar.

Barry has worked under Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter since joining the west Londoners in 2020. 

He has already resisted several attempts to lure him away from Stamford Bridge, including first-team manager roles at Fleetwood Town and a reunion with Lampard at Everton after his departure from Chelsea.

The 36-year-old had the chance to join Huddersfield Town, who were looking to snap him up before the World Cup, but he reportedly turned down the job before his Qatar journey with Belgium.

It remains to be seen if the Hoops can successfully convince the Englishman to switch one west London club for another and take up their vacant role.

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