By Emma Sanders

Queens Park Rangers are set to name former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood as their new boss within the next 24 hours, according to reports.

The Evening Standard claim Sherwood has held extensive talks with director of football Les Ferdinand, and the Championship club are confident he will take the job.

It is understood Chris Ramsey, who is a former colleague of Sherwood’s at Tottenham, will be upgraded from his role in charge of youth development to become his assistant.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was sacked following the draw against Nottingham Forest, after winning just 14 of his 47 matches in charge at Loftus Road, despite showing managerial promise with Burton Albion.

Sherwood has been out of work for over a year since being sacked by Aston Villa but QPR are confident of succeeding where they failed in the past by announcing him as the new boss.

When Harry Redknapp left in 2015, Sherwood was a leading candidate for the QPR job but talks broke down over his wage demands and he joined Aston Villa.

Sherwood has worked with Ferdinand as an academy coach at Tottenham and alongside Ramsey, the trio have a lot of familiarity which could prove to be vital for QPR should Sherwood become manager.

In other Tottenham news, Mousa Dembele has delivered this Twitter verdict following his side’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.