WARNOCK WARMS QPR SEAT AF­TER RAM­SEY PAYS PRICE

The Football League Paper - - NEWS -

IT COULD turn into a bat­tle of the former bosses for the QPR job af­ter Chris Ram­sey’s sack­ing in mid­week.

Ram­sey, 53, left his po­si­tion as head coach fol­low­ing Tues­day’s 1-0 de­feat at Derby County, which left the R’s 13th in the Cham­pi­onship.

Ex-QPR man­ager Neil Warnock, who had re­turned to the club as an ad­vi­sor last month, has been ap­pointed in­terim head coach.

The 66-year-old has in­sisted his role is to ‘steady the ship’ while the club look for a per­ma­nent ap­point­ment, but good re­sults could yet make a case for him to be given the job per­ma­nently.

An­other former Hoops boss, Ian Hol­loway, 52, could also be in the run­ning. He is avail­able af­ter be­ing sacked by Millwall in March.

Mean­while, di­rec­tor of foot­ball Les Fer­di­nand said he was ‘des­per­ately dis­ap­pointed’ Ram­sey couldn’t bring suc­cess to the club.

“It’s no se­cret that we ex­pected to sell some key play­ers in the sum­mer trans­fer win­dow and, as such, our tar­get at the start of the sea­son re­flected that,” he said.“How­ever, keep­ing th­ese play­ers at the club has seen the man­date change, ow­ing to what we be­lieve this squad is ca­pa­ble of.

“Chris has had to deal with this shift in ex­pec­ta­tion and has worked in­cred­i­bly hard in do­ing so.”

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