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Warburton looking forward to working with Les

QPR Manager Mark Warburton is looking forward to developing his relationship with Director of Football Les Ferdinand.


Warburton – who was appointed as Rangers’ new boss on Wednesday – spent two years as Brentford’s Sporting Director between 2011 and 2013, where he worked alongside Uwe Rösler.

And having worked in a director role himself, he knows how important his relationship with Ferdinand will be.

“I can’t emphasise enough how important it is for the club,” Warburton said. “That relationship with the Director of Football is hugely significant, making sure it is transparent and honest.

“The manager has to feel – Uwe for example – he had to feel that I was there for him.

“He had to know that I’d always have his back whenever I went to speak to the board and I’m sure Les will be the same for me.

“Les knows I’ll be doing everything I can for the good of the team and vice versa and I’m sure in the weeks and months ahead the relationship will grow accordingly.”

Warburton says that the pair will work closely, with their conversations of course being geared towards improved performances and results on the pitch.

He said: “It’s all about that team out on the pitch and making sure the fans are entertained. We have to make sure that they are happy spending their money and enjoy following their team. That is our job.

“We are in the entertainment industry and you have to make sure that on a Saturday your fans enjoy coming to Loftus Road, that’s the same for any club.”

That relationship with the Director of Football is hugely significant.

Mark Warburton
The Manager stands in front of a host of QPR legends