Gregory returns to football with Queens Park Rangers

September 20, 2006

QPR today appointed John Gregory as their new manager, with former boss Gary Waddock handed the job of first-team coach.

Former Aston Villa and Derby boss Gregory is a close friend of Rangers chairman Gianni Paladini, and takes over with the club bottom of the Championship.

The 51-year-old returns to football management three-and-a-half years after leaving Derby.

Waddock replaced the sacked Ian Holloway in February and was handed the position full-time in the summer.

But the former QPR midfielder has struggled, winning just three league games during his Loftus Park reign, and saw his team knocked out of the Carling Cup by Port Vale last night.

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