Neil Warnock has revealed his disappointment at Chris Ramsey's sacking at QPR.
Warnock only recently returned to Rangers - the club he guided to promotion in 2011 - in an advisory role to help out head coach Ramsey.
But the 66-year-old now founds himself back in charge while the Loftus Road hierarchy hunt for a new boss following Ramsey's dismissal this week.
Rangers are languishing in 13th in the Championship ahead of Warnock's first game back at the helm, at home to Preston on Saturday.
He told the club website: " I am going to do my best. This is a club that is special to my heart. When I got a chance to come back and help I was really pleased.
"The situation is that I can steady the ship until the club appoint whoever they decide to. This gives them more time to make sure they get the right one.
"I'm disappointed for Chris. I spoke with him the other night and he wished me all the best.
"Some people have told me this squad is better than the one we had when we got promoted. Technically it is very good but in the Championship sometimes you need more than that - you need more desire at times and more passion at times.
"I am looking forward to seeing if the lads can come up with that little bit more.
"Everybody is going to have to be on their toes and we are going to have to be better than what we've been."