Paulo Sousa's desperate attempt to keep his QPR job might depend on getting THREE Spurs players on loan.
The fate of the under-fire boss could be sealed if he fails to get wins out of the next four matches as chairman Flavio Briatore fast loses patience.
As a result, Sousa has turned to Tottenham to shore up a team that's gained only four points out of the last eight matches.
Former teenage star Dean Parrett is in the frame for an emotional return as well as a temporary switch for Wales international defender Chris Gunter.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has also offered Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt to wave a magic wand over Rangers' ailing play-off tilt.
Briatore sat down to analyse the season so far on Sunday, and concluded that Rangers were there or thereabouts until
the man he appointed in November took charge.
Since then, the man in his first manager's job has chopped and changed between a one striker and diamond midfield to the experiment of two strikers and a roving brief for winger-midfielder Wayne Routledge.
Although fans have posted internet threats about tearing up season tickets if Rangers sack their seventh manager in twoyears fearful of their club becoming a laughing stock, an Rs source claimed the next four games were critical.
"Flavio is not a patient man - but he analyses football like he analyses Formula One cars," the source said.
"If a part's not working in a car, it gets thrown out and a new one put in.
"QPR have better players than they did this time last season - and were doing OK up until November. All the chopping and changing with
English play-ers who prefer to stick to 4-4-2, has been a mistake.The buck stops with the manager."