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QPR: Gareth Ainsworth appointed Rangers head coach after more than a decade at Wycombe

Gareth Ainsworth has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal to take over as head coach of QPR.

The west London club sacked Neil Critchley on Sunday following their 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough after he guided them to just one win in his 12 games in charge having been appointed on December 11, shortly after Michael Beale's departure to Rangers.

Ainsworth, 49 - who made 152 appearances over seven years for QPR - became caretaker boss at Loftus Road on two occasions at the club before being appointed by Wycombe in 2012.

At Adams Park, he became the second longest-serving manager in the EFL, leading the club for more than a decade and earning promotion from League Two in 2018, then reaching the Championship via the play-offs in 2020.

QPR were top of the Championship when they beat Wigan on October 22 but that was their last home win, with just one victory in their last 17 league matches. They are now 17th.

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