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QPR sack Chris Ramsey with Neil Warnock in interim charge

| 05.11.2015

Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | November 4, 2015

QPR have sacked head coach Chris Ramsey with the west London team 13th in the Championship table and six points off a play-off place.

Former Hoops boss Neil Warnock, who recently returned to Loftus Road in an advisory role, has been placed in charge of the first-team on an interim basis.

A run of just two wins in 10 league games has left QPR off the pace in their bid to make an immediate return to the Premier League, with Coral offering odds of 14/1 for them to go straight back up.

Ferdinand: “Decision in best interests”

Hoops director of football and former Loftus Road playing favourite Les Ferdinand told the club’s official website: “We’ve made this decision in the best interests of the football 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.

“However, keeping these players at the club has seen the mandate change, owing to what we believe this squad is capable of. We’re all desperately disappointed it hasn’t worked out for Chris. He has had to deal with this shift in expectation and has worked incredibly hard in doing so.”

Warnock’s second coming

Ramsey’s reign as QPR boss lasted nine months, and the 53-year-old won just nine of 32 games in charge, giving a victory ratio of just over 27 per cent.

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Warnock, 66, was Hoops boss from March 2010 until January 2012, steering the team to Premier League promotion and the Championship title in 2011 before being sacked midway through their first season back in the top flight.

QPR now seek their fourth permanent managerial appointment in less than four years, with Mark Hughes and Harry Redknapp succeeding Warnock before Ramsey was promoted from within their backroom.


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Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.