The Premier League annals suggest that QPR may come to rue promoting head of player development Chris Ramsey to become their new manager.
First Tim Sherwood then Michael Laudrup were widely touted for the role vacated by Harry Redknapp’s resignation.
However, it was former Tottenham head of player development and England Under-20 manager Ramsey who was ultimately given the reins until the end of term.
As omens go it’s not the greatest for the Super Hoops landing 91/100 odds about cheating the relegation reaper.
Instead the previous examples of demotion-threatened outfits that promote from within after axing their managers suggests backing them to go down may prove a better course of action.
Now is the apposite time to do so too, with the R’s Ramsey-plotted away win at Sunderland still ringing in the bwin layers ears.
QPR are currently 83/100 to emulate the likes of Fulham and Wolves by being relegated after failing to source a replacement manager from outside the club.
Terry Connor’s winless 13-game ordeal at Wolves is a chilling example of a side rolling over in the face of impending doom.
Having axed Mick McCarthy with around a third of the campaign remaining his assistant assumed the controls, losing nine of his baker’s dozen in charge.
The Molineux side continued slumping all the way to the third tier, while Connor has since returned to his role as the Yorkshireman’s number two at Ipswich.
More recently Rene Meulensteen’s accession to the throne vacated by Martin Jol at Fulham was every bit as damp a squib.
The Dutchman arrived with a sky-high reputation from his days as one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s inner circle at Manchester United.
Yet he lasted just 17 games, with a chilling 6-0 hammering in Hull and a 4-1 home defeat to struggling Sunderland among the low points before he too was replaced, the Cottagers bringing in Felix Magath and cancelling his contract.