KARL Robinson is among the bookies’ favourites to become the new Queens Park Rangers manager.

The Oxford United head coach is a 4/1 shot alongside MK Dons boss Liam Manning and James Rowberry, in charge at Newport County.

There is no indication Robinson would move and the U’s manager has repeatedly spoken about his commitment to the club.

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Rowberry is the surprise name among the three front runners but reports claim the Newport boss is in the frame to replace Mark Warburton, who exits Loftus Road at the end of the campaign.

It comes after QPR’s Sky Bet Championship promotion challenge faltered in the final weeks of the season, leaving them 12th with one game to go.

Meanwhile, the U’s finished eighth as they fell short of a third successive play-off campaign.

It is not the first time Robinson has been at short odds to take a job with a higher-division club.

The 41-year-old was linked with AFC Bournemouth, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion in early 2021 as he steered United to sixth in League One.

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Following speculation over the Birmingham job, Robinson stated his aim to make the U’s a ‘top-30 club in England’ within five years.

The U’s head coach is under contract until 2024, having signed a new deal in 2020.