Chris Ramsey set to be appointed full-time QPR manager
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Chris Ramsey is set to be appointed the QPR manager on a full-time basis, Football Insider sources understand.
Ramsey will be given the opportunity to lead Rangers in the Championship next season despite overseeing their Premier League relegation.
QPR’s 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday sealed the club’s fate but the board are ready to put their faith in Ramsey.
The 53-year-old was initially given the manager’s job until the end of the season when Harry Redknapp resigned 24 hours after the closure of the January transfer window.
Results have subsequently been poor – QPR have not won at home since just before Christmas, and their away record is the worst in the division – but Ramsey is highly regarded in the Loftus Road corridors of power.
He will be handed a full-time manager’s contract, most likely this week, and given the opportunity to oversee a playing squad that faces a complete overhaul at the end of the season.
With 10 players out of contract in the summer, Ramsey is eager to put his faith in youth next season and develop the promising young players at the club.
The former Tottenham academy coach has a strong track record of developing and improving players on the training ground, which is a path Rangers want to follow after years of short-term fixes and highly paid senior players since Tony Fernandes bought the club in 2011.