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LES FERDINAND WELCOMES CHRIS RAMSEY ACADEMY ROLE

LES Ferdinand has welcomed the imminent arrival of Chris Ramsey to Loftus Road, with the 52 year-old coming in to provide immediate support in overseeing the QPR Academy.


Ramsey, who left Tottenham Hotspur in June as part of a backroom reshuffle following Mauricio Pochettino's arrival at White Hart Lane, has forged a fine coaching career at both club and international level.


He arrives in the wake of Richard Allen's pending move to the Football Association, coupled with the recent departure of Nick Daws to Scunthorpe United.


Working alongside Ferdinand at the Concorde Club in the role of Head of Player Development & Academy Manager, Ramsey officially takes up his new role on November 1st.


Ferdinand told www.qpr.co.uk: "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.


"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 and Nick’s decision to move on to new opportunities."