Steve McClaren has rejected the chance to join Queens Park Rangers in some capacity, with The Sun claiming that he feared his arrival may heap the pressure on Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.
The Sun reports that the former England boss was approached about returning to the backroom team at Loftus Road, having previously worked with the club during Harry Redknapp's tenure, in a role that would see him work alongside the current manager Hasselbaink.
However, McClaren - whose last managerial job came at Newcastle United last season - has turned down the move as he was worried that it would increase speculation surrounding the Dutchman's future, The Sun adds.
That pressure on Hasselbaink - who played under McClaren at Middlesbrough during his playing days - has seemingly arisen in the wake of the side's disappointing start to the new campaign.
The Hoops have failed to win any of their last five games in all competitions, and suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat in front of their own fans against Newcastle.