- Defeat against Manchester City relegates QPR to the Championship
- R's lost 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium
QPR have been relegated from the Premier League following today’s result against Manchester City.
Chris Ramsey’s side succumbed to a 6-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium and will now compete in the Championship in the 2015/16 season.
Rangers’ season concludes with a home fixture against Newcastle United at Loftus Road on Saturday, before the R’s travel to the King Power Stadium – the home of Leicester City – on the final day of the campaign on Sunday 24th May.
R’s Chairman Tony Fernandes told www.qpr.co.uk: “It’s a sad and disappointing day for everyone connected to QPR.
“The Premier League is the toughest competition in world football, so we were well aware of the complexities of the task this season and unfortunately we’ve fallen just short.
“I feel desperately for the fans who have been absolutely fantastic again this season, as they always are.”
Despite the R’s relegation, Fernandes is confident that the strategy and structure that’s now in place at the club will ensure Rangers’ future, across all levels, is bright.
Fernandes added: “Obviously we’re all very disappointed that our fate has been sealed, but I don’t want to dwell on it. I want to focus on the future.
“We are aware of the financial implications of relegation and as a group of shareholders we remain 100 per-cent committed in the short, medium and long term.
“We have an opportunity to rebuild again and put in place the foundations to deliver long term success and stability at QPR.
“I can reassure all Rangers supporters that the building blocks are in place to move things in the right direction for the future, from the Academy upwards, to create a culture and philosophy within the club that QPR fans can be proud of.”
The club are confident of appointing a new CEO in the coming weeks, whilst news regarding the managerial position will be announced in due course.
Meanwhile, the club remain in dialogue with the Football League regarding Financial Fair Play, but are not in a position to comment further at this stage.