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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Sunday Star Speculates re Ray Wilkins QPR Return

[UPDATE: The "story" picked up by Sky Sports - Sky Sports "Wilkins looking to return - Former QPR boss linked with return to Loftus Road Also same story as Sporting Life

Speculation/gossip (sounds highly unlikely) from the Sunday Star - As posted on various QPR messageboards

Sunday Star -WILKINS ON FOR QPR RETURN -exclusive by Ted Macauley.
Ray Wilkins could make a sensational return to QPR.New Loftus Rd owners - Formula One big-hitters Bernie Ecclestone and Italian Flavio Briatore - have the former Rangers player-boss on their hit-list.
Ex Chelsea,Manchester United and England skipper Wilkins was QPR boss for two years from 1994,and is eager to get back into the club game,since losing his job as No2 to Dennis Wise at Millwall.
Wilkins,50, is a SKY TV pundit- and coached the England Under-21s to one of their best seasons.But he was sacked when manager Peter Taylor gave way to Stuart Pearce earlier this year.He could now be in line for a 'dream team' return to the big time with pal Gianlucci Vialli.They worked together at Chelsea and Watford and have long planned another partnership if the right offer came along.
Wilkins said " I'd love to get back into the game.I feel I have so much to offer.With the right level of backing and financial support I know I could make a success of any club. First time round as QPR manager was not easy.There was no money.But my achievements with the England kids are proof positive of my ability to coach at a high level". Sunday Star

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