Relegated QPR Name Chris Ramsey Manager On A Permanent Basis

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed Chris Ramsey as head coach on permanent basis until 2018.

Ramsey has overseen 12 matches since succeeding Harry Redknapp in February, on a temporary basis until the end of the season. The R’s were relegated from the Premier League with two games to spare after a heavy 6-0 defeat at Manchester City on 10 May.

“He lives and breathes management and coaching, and I am sure he will flourish in this role,” chairman Tony Fernandes said on QPR’s website.

“When Chris took over we were already in a very difficult position, yet despite our relegation, we have been impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail he has demonstrated.”

Ramsey said: “I enjoyed my time in temporary charge, despite the way the season panned out, and now I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping rebuild this club over the coming years.”

Chris Ramsey Won His First Away Game in Charge of QPR at Sunderland. Image: Getty.
Chris Ramsey Won His First Away Game in Charge of QPR at Sunderland. Image: Getty.

The Loftus Road outfit have won two, drawn two and lost eight – scoring 15 and conceding 25 goals – on their way to relegation from the Championship under the 53-year-old Englishman.

QPR director of football, Les Ferdinand, added: “Rebuilding the club is our first target,” Ferdinand tells the club’s website.

“If we can make an immediate return to the Premier League, then great, but we have to focus on re-establishing the traditions of QPR. That will take time, but in Chris we have a man who is relishing the challenge that lies ahead.”