sport news QPR left furious after their plans to interview Sol Campbell for the managerial ... trends now

sport news QPR left furious after their plans to interview Sol Campbell for the managerial ... trends now
sport news QPR left furious after their plans to interview Sol Campbell for the managerial ... trends now

sport news QPR left furious after their plans to interview Sol Campbell for the managerial ... trends now

Queens Park Rangers were left furious when their plans to interview Sol Campbell for the vacant manager's job made their way into the media and prompted a negative reaction from many supporters.

While some viewed Campbell — who has a strong relationship with QPR director of football Les Ferdinand — as favourite, others have since leaped ahead. 

Wycombe's Gareth Ainsworth is now in pole position with the bookies.

QPR are furious that their plans to interview Sol Campbell for the manager's role were leaked

QPR are furious that their plans to interview Sol Campbell for the manager's role were leaked

EFL DO THEIR BIT FOR DERBY 

The EFL have done their bit to reduce the wage bill at crisis club Derby County — by snatching the club's head of broadcasting.

Robin Matthews oversaw the highly rated Rams TV and will soon take up a new role as the league's senior broadcast operations manager, as Derby seek to exit administration under new ownership in League One.

O'NEIL COMES TO THE RESCUE 

Brian O'Neil, the former Celtic, Nottingham Forest and Derby County midfielder, has set up a platform aimed at improving player wellbeing and providing help in cases of emergency. 

A helpline will connect those who sign up to a wide range of services including lawyers, addiction specialists and mental health experts and the platform aims to provide round-the-clock, independent assistance for a variety of issues. 

Preston, another of 49-year-old O'Neil's former clubs, have been one of the first to sign up.

CLUBS TO MISS OUT ON PRE-SEASON CASH 

A number of lower league clubs will miss out on lucrative pre-season friendlies due to the shortened summer break. The EFL season starts again on July 30 and many will face a race against time to ensure their playing surfaces are ready.

As a result the often money-spinning fixtures with Premier League opponents are a non-starter.

The EFL season starts again on July 30 due to the shorter summer break in place this year

The EFL season starts again on July 30 due to the shorter summer break in place this year

LOVE AT FIRST BITE FOR EVERTON ICON REID

There were wild scenes before and after Everton's comeback victory over Crystal Palace which secured safety on Thursday night. 

Ahead of the match, supporters used so many smoke canisters to welcome the side to Goodison Park that smoke detectors in the nearby media lounge had to be turned off.

Post-match, manager Frank Lampard did his best Pat Cash impression to scale hospitality boxes to hug chairman Bill Kenwright and chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale, while Everton legend Peter Reid embraced Sky Sports' News Alan Myers so hard that the reporter, there as a punter, was left with a mark looking like a love-bite on his neck.

ECB STAFF CONFUSE MOTT FOR POTTS 

England's new white-ball coach Matthew Mott was close to fellow Aussie Andrew Symonds, who died in a car crash last week at the age of 46.

Mott is understood to have asked for a slight delay to his job announcement out of respect to his old pal.

Meanwhile, it hasn't been a great few

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