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QPR appoint Chris Ramsey to academy role

NEW RANGERS: Ramsey, left, and Ferdinand (PA)

QUEENS PARK RANGERS have hired former Tottenham coach Chris Ramsey to help oversee the development of their young players at the academy.

The 52-year-old’s appointment was announced yesterday (Oct 30) and Ramsey will start his job tomorrow (Nov 1) providing “support in overseeing the QPR Academy”, according to the club’s official website.

Recently-appointed Hoops head of football Les Ferdinand, who was hired earlier this month, welcomed the arrival of Ramsey. He told “I have worked with Chris for a number of years and his availability comes at a good time for the club.

"The shareholders have a long-term commitment in developing the Academy and Chris arrives with a proven track record and will only help what we are all trying to achieve.

"I want Chris to help me with player development and also manage the academy which is such an important part of every club's future plans.”

Ferdinand, who like Ramsey also was a back room coach at Tottenham, added: “He's one of the best coaches I've ever worked with and has an excellent eye for a player.

"I know the qualities he will bring to the role and he will provide me with the support I need in the short term, to help fill the void left by Richard (Allen) and Nick’s (Daws) decision to move on to new opportunities.”

Ramsey’s official role will be assisting Ferdinand, who is head of player development and the academy’s manager.

QPR’s senior team, which is without the suspended Rio Ferdinand for three games due to a FA ban over social media comments, face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

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