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Ramsey handed three-year QPR contract

SoccerNews in English Premier League 19 May 2015

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Relegated QPR have appointed Chris Ramsey as head coach on a three-year contract, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

Ramsey assumed the reins following Harry Redknapp’s departure in February, but was unable to preserve the Loftus Road outfit’s Premier League status.

QPR have managed just three wins from 14 under Ramsey, but the 53-year-old has been entrusted with the task of returning the club to the top flight.

“When Chris took over the role we were already in a very difficult position, yet despite our relegation, we – as a board – have been impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail he has demonstrated since becoming head coach,” said chairman Tony Fernandes.

“He lives and breathes management and coaching, and I am sure he will flourish in this role, as we look to bounce back from this season’s disappointments.

“This is a new start for us and one I am confident Chris will relish playing a major part in.”

Ramsey himself added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me and one I am tremendously excited about.

“I enjoyed my time in temporary charge, despite the way the season panned out, and now I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping rebuild this club over the coming years.

“I am fully aware of what this club means to its supporters and I intend to do everything possible to help build a QPR team they can be proud of.”

QPR are facing sanctions over breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations in their 2013-14 Championship promotion season, which could land them a fine of up to £58million.

The club are involved in legal proceedings to have the punishment revoked and Fernandes has expressed confidence in reaching an agreeable solution.

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