Former Arsenal coach Neil Banfield could be named assistant coach at QPR.
QPR are on the hunt for Steve McClaren’s successor and are set to interview Mark Warburton for a second time.
According to the Mail on Sunday, the former Nottingham Forest manager would bring in Neil Banfield as his number two should he be offered the job at Loftus Road.
QPR are, however, also considering Nigel Pearson and Michael Appleton for the role.
All three are currently unemployed.
Banfield was released from his role at Arsenal in the clearout that followed Arsene Wenger’s ‘resignation’.
The 57-year-old spent 21 years at the club, working his way through the Academy (where he won two FA Youth Cups and an FA Premier Academy League at both u17 and u19 level) and Reserves before becoming first-team coach in 2012.
A Londoner, he started his playing career with Crystal Palace in 1979 but only made three appearances for them before moving to Adelaide City. He also represented England at Schoolboy and u18 level.
Banfield also served as assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland’s u21 side under Don Given between April 2004 and May 2005.