Mark Warburton expecting QPR exit this summer after dreadful run of form sinks Championship play-off hopes

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Exit looming: Mark Warburton does not expect to be at QPR next season  (Getty Images)
Exit looming: Mark Warburton does not expect to be at QPR next season (Getty Images)

QPR boss Mark Warburton has confirmed that he expects to leave the club at the end of the season.

Warburton, 59, is out of contract in the summer and The Rs are not expected to offer him a new deal after they fell out of contention for the Championship play-offs following a dismal run of form since February.

The club has always insisted they will hold talks with Warburton over his future once the season is over but the former Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest manager expects to depart after the games against Sheffield United and Swansea.

“I think if that was the case [of me staying], communication about contract talks would already have been held,” Warburton said this morning. “But my job, rest assured, is that while you are in post you do the job to the best of your ability and that will always be the case.

“We’ve all got flaws and faults, but I can honestly say that will never change and whatever job I am in I will be very fastidious and you do the job to the best of your ability.

“You never talk ill of the club, individuals at the club and put your head down with your staff and get the job done.

“But the owners write the cheques, it’s their money that goes into a football club and whether you agree or disagree, it doesn’t matter, it’s their choice, and it’s their prerogative.

“They live and die by decisions and when you are fortunate enough to be in situ you just try and do the best you can. I don’t expect to be here [next season] but I will do the job to the best I can from here and see what happens after that.”

Since beating Reading 4-0 on January 29, QPR have lost 10 of 16 matches, and they are six points off sixth place with two games to play this season.

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