Sheffield United are in a battle for promotion this season with the likes of Burnley, Norwich and QPR all in and around the top positions.
Just five points separate Burnley at the summit and Millwall all the way down in 11th. For United, the last few games have been a huge chance blown, with United having taken just two points from the last 12 available. Of course, the season is long and there remains plenty of games to pick up points, with twists and turns bound to be thrown in along the way.
And one of those twists and turns which could benefit United is news that QPR – currently in fourth – could be about to lose their manager, Michael Beale, to Wolves.
According to The Express and Star, Beale is on the shortlist of managers Wolves will consider to replace the recently sacked Bruno Lage.
Beale has been impressive since making the move to Loftus Road and has built on the reputation he forged while working under Steven Gerrard previously. For QPR, it would represent a bitter blow to lose Beale. He only joined in the summer and it’s clear, given his team’s form, that he is well-liked at the club.
Sheff U News View: QPR Losing Beale Helps United
You never know who will replace a manager who moves on but QPR looked a good side under Beale recently and deserved their win at Bramall Lane.
Few teams come to The Lane and play like QPR did and Beale has clearly instilled confidence in his R’s side that few in the Championship can match. His reputation in the game is blossoming further and with that, players will want to work with him as well.
If he moves to Wolves, it could be a blow QPR fail to come back from and in a sense, it makes United’s job in challenging for the top two that little bit easier.