QPR suffer blow in pursuit of 'dream manager'

QPR may find it difficult to make Michael Laudrup their "dream manager", according to the Dane's agent.

Laudrup is not quite as handsome as babe magnet Harry Redknapp. Credit: PA

The Hoops, who recorded a first away Barclays Premier League win of the season at Sunderland on Tuesday evening, appear close to appointing Harry Redknapp's successor after chairman Tony Fernandes suggested he has landed his preferred choice.

Chris Ramsey has been filling the void on a caretaker basis, with former Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood the heavy favourite for the position - although Fernandes' comment on Twitter seemed to distance the club from the 46-year-old.

Laudrup is under contract with Qatari club Lekhwiya. Out of respect anyone interested in him should contact the club.

I don't think they would let him go because the team are in so many tournaments and competitions.

– Laudrup's agent, Bayram Tutumlu

Fernandes said his target was "not what anyone thinks", but admitted the appointment was likely to "take a while".

Laudrup, sacked by Swansea in February, emerged as the new bookmaker's favourite.