By Nick Purewal, Press Association Sport
Chris Ramsey has admitted he is still waiting for QPR to tell him whether he will lead the club's fight for another quick-fire Premier League return.
Ramsey believes he has "a good chance" of securing the long-term job at QPR, but conceded "I'm still looking for that postman every morning."
Ramsey's short-term contract will expire at the end of the season, with the 53-year-old urging QPR to move quickly on plans for next year's Championship campaign.
"I think I've got a good chance of getting the job, but things change," said Ramsey.
"I can't be sure of course until the contract's signed, until everything's finalised."
Ramsey led QPR to a 2-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday in their last Premier League clash at Loftus Road before dropping back down to the Championship.
Rangers will complete their top-flight schedule with a trip to Leicester City next weekend, before turning full attention to matters of personnel.
Allied to Ramsey's managerial situation, QPR must also clarify the futures of in-demand stars like Charlie Austin.
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand put a £20million price tag on 17-goal hitman Austin before Saturday's Newcastle clash.
Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle are all monitoring the 25-year-old's situation after an impressive debut top-flight season.
Rangers will have to trim their wage bill and unload some high-earning stars too, before dropping back to the Championship, and Ramsey believes time will be tight to build a competitive squad for next season.
"Hopefully I'll get the job and hopefully I'll spend the summer planning for next season," said Ramsey.
"It's going to be a short close-season this year, probably only four-and-a-half to five weeks.
"And to recruit your playing staff over that time is going to be very intense and very important."