From Houston to Ramsey: QPR Managerial Arrival and Departure Announcements ("Hello...Goodbye")
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CHRIS RAMSEY RELIEVED OF FIRST TEAM DUTIES
Nov 4, 2015
Chris Ramsey relieved of Head Coach duties with immediate effect ...
Ramsey leaves First Team role
Ferdinand explains reasons for change
Warnock to take temporary charge
CHRIS Ramsey has been relieved of his First Team duties at QPR with immediate effect.
Ramsey, 53, leaves his position as Head Coach following Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat to Derby County, a result which left the R’s in 13th place in the Sky Bet Championship.
Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, told http://www.qpr.co.uk: “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 with Chris. He has had to deal with this shift in expectation and has worked incredibly hard in doing so.”
The club will undergo an immediate recruitment process as the search gets underway for a new Head Coach.
In the interim period, Neil Warnock will take temporary charge of First Team affairs.
A further announcement will be made in due course. QPR
CHRIS RAMSEY APPOINTED QPR HEAD COACH
Feb 13, 2015
Club appoint Ramsey until the end of the 2014/15 campaign ...
QPR can confirm that Chris Ramsey has been appointed Head Coach until the end of the 2014/15 season.
Ramsey will work alongside Kevin Bond (First Team Coach) and Kevin Hitchcock (Goalkeeping Coach). Director of Football Les Ferdinand will oversee the trio whilst also having a presence on the training ground for the remainder of the campaign.
QPR Chairman, Tony Fernandes, told http://www.qpr.co.uk: “In the wake of Harry Redknapp’s resignation, it was my desire to identify the right individual for the job and at this time, we believe Chris is the ideal candidate.
“He has impressed everyone here in his short time in charge and I firmly believe he is the right man – working closely with Les – to lead us until the end of the season.
“Chris has an opportunity now to stamp his authority and class on the position. He is part of our long-term plans at QPR.”
Fernandes added: “A lot has been written and said about the position, including by myself, but the decision has been taken to defer the permanent appointment until the end of the season.
“We spoke to many individuals who were interested in the role, one of whom I was quoted on as being a dream, but none of them were right to take the club forward at this time for a variety of reasons, whereas we firmly believe Chris is.
“We are keen for the position to be a long-term appointment that will play a major role in shaping the future on-field progression of QPR. For that reason, it is vitally important that we get the right individual.
“As a Board of Directors, we are determined to make the right appointment in the best interests of the club.
“Premier League survival is our priority in the short term, but in the medium and long term we want to make sure everything is in place, from the Academy upwards, to create a lasting legacy and philosophy at QPR.”
Ferdinand added: “I’ve been liaising closely with the Board over the last week or so regarding the position and it became apparent that Chris is the best man for the job at this time.
“He’s settled into QPR fantastically well over the last few months. He is highly thought of by everybody and has the respect of everyone connected to the club.
“He will have a huge part to play in the long-term future of this club at all levels, and we are confident that Chris, supported by the backroom staff, will be able to deliver our goal of Premier League survival.”
Ramsey said: “This is a great privilege and an honour for me. I am excited about leading the club between now and the end of the season.
“I believe in this group of players, the staff, and everyone working at the club.
“I’d like to thank the QPR supporters for their support so far and with their backing, I am confident that we can build on Tuesday’s win at Sunderland and start to climb the table.
“During this period, I will still be involved in the running of the Academy for the rest of this season and beyond. Continuity is very important when it comes to the development of young players, which is something I am very mindful of.” QPR
QPR ACCEPT HARRY REDKNAPP RESIGNATION
EXCLUSIVE: REDKNAPP APPOINTED
I can’t wait to get to work and get the results necessary to kick-start our season"
The 65 year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at Loftus Road and will watch his new team from the stands when the R’s take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Redknapp said: “I’m delighted to be back in the managerial hot-seat at QPR.
“When I spoke to the Shareholders and they told me about their plans I knew this was too good an opportunity to turn down.
“There’s no doubt there’s a lot of ability in the squad, but for one reason or another things haven’t gone as well as everyone expected since the start of the season.
“I can’t wait to get to work and get the results necessary to kick-start our season.”
Redknapp’s arrival in W12 represents a significant coup for the club.
Widely-regarded as one of the best English managers in the business, Redknapp’s track record at the highest level speaks for itself.
After guiding Portsmouth to an FA Cup Final victory in 2007/08, he enjoyed arguably his finest hour in management at Tottenham Hotspur, where he led them into the Champions League for the first time in their history at the end of the 2009/10 season.
He was also named Premier League Manager of the Year at the end of that campaign.
Speaking on behalf of the QPR Shareholders, QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes, said: “Harry was our number one target, the unanimous choice of the Board and we’re delighted we’ve been able to attract him to the club.
“He has a proven track record in the Premier League and has all the characteristics we were looking for to get us out of the current situation we find ourselves in.
“His man-management skills are second to none and we are confident he is the right man to lead us away from the bottom of the table.
“We believe we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.”
QPR Shareholder Kamarudin Bin Meranun added: “While we look forward with Harry we would also like to place on the record our appreciation to Mark.
“Though results have not been good this season, Mark has moved the club forwards in terms of infrastructure and advancing QPR as a Premier League club. For that, we want to thank him.
“He was a consummate professional and it was a difficult decision to make as we had all grown to respect him. We all wish him and his family well for the future.”
A further announcement regarding Redknapp’s backroom team will be made in due course. QPR
MARK HUGHES STATEMENT
QUEENS Park Rangers Football Club has today (Friday) terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes with immediate effect.
This decision has been taken after careful consideration by the Board of Directors, following numerous meetings over the last few days.
The Board of Directors wish to thank Mark for his commitment, hard work and dedication in his ten months in charge.
Mark has shown integrity and professionalism throughout his time here, but ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the Board of Directors with very little choice but to make a change.
The Board will now be working actively to put a new managerial structure in place as soon as possible.
Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki will take charge of the R's trip to Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The club will be making a further announcement in due course.
EXCLUSIVE: HUGHES APPOINTED
Queens Park Rangers Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Mark Hughes as the Club's new Manager.
The 48 year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road and will take charge of First Team training this afternoon.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Hughes said: "It's a great feeling to be back in football and to be the Manager of QPR.
"I'm fully aware of the challenge in the short and long term and I am genuinely excited about the ambition of the owners.
"Now the immediate priority is to consolidate our place in the Barclays Premier League, but beyond that, the future is very bright and fills me with great enthusiasm."
QPR Chairman, Tony Fernandes, said: "Mark has a proven track record in the Premier League, bringing a wealth of experience at both Club and international level.
"He has a great passion to achieve as a Manager and has already been hugely successful in his career.
"His ambitions match those of the Board and we are delighted to have him at the helm."
QPR Vice Chairman, Amit Bhatia, added: "Mark has a great managerial pedigree and has proven over the years to be a very astute Manager.
"I am looking forward to working with him to bring success to the Club."
QPR CEO, Philip Beard, said: "Having spoken at length with Mark, I know he is brimming with enthusiasm and anticipation about the challenge of taking QPR forward and I believe he is the perfect choice to deliver the success we all desire."
Vastly-experienced, Hughes has built a reputation as one of Britain's most admired Managers, with success at both Club and international level.
He has a proven track record in the transfer market, recruiting the likes of Vincent Kompany, Nigel de Jong, Moussa Dembele and Christopher Samba to the Premier League.
In his five years in charge of Wales, Hughes turned around the fortunes of the national side, before being appointed Blackburn Rovers boss in September 2004.
He guided Rovers to seventh place in the 2007/08 Premier League campaign, before moving to Manchester City at the start of the following season.
City, with the riches of the Abu Dhabi United investment group, would go on to finish tenth in Hughes' first season in charge, as well as reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.
His spell in Manchester ended in December 2009, however, when he was controversially replaced by Roberto Mancini despite City sitting pretty in sixth place in the top-flight.
Fulham was his next port of call, where he exceeded all expectations with an eighth place finish and Europa League qualification through the Fair Play League.
Hughes - who has only finished outside the top half of the top-flight once in his managerial career - will be joined at the Club by Assistant Manager Mark Bowen, First Team Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki and Goalkeeping Coach Kevin Hitchcock.
The Club will be making no further comment.
*Mark Hughes will be officially unveiled as the Club's new Manager at a Press Conference on Wednesday.
QPR OFFICIAL SITE - January 2012 - WARNOCK AXED
QPR PART COMPANY WITH WARNOCK
Queens Park Rangers Football Club has today (Sunday 8th January 2012) parted company with Manager Neil Warnock.
Warnock joined the Club in March 2010, overseeing 84 matches in charge, winning 33, drawing 27 and losing 24.
Last season, he successfully guided the Club back to the Premier League for the first time in 15 years.
The Board's commitment to retaining our Premier League status ultimately led to this decision.
QPR Assistant Manager Mick Jones and First Team Coach Keith Curle have also left the Club.
QPR Chairman, Tony Fernandes, said: "This decision has been made in the best interests of the Club and I can assure everyone that this is not a decision that was made lightly.
"Sadly, our recent run of poor form has seen us slip alarmingly down the table and the Board felt it was the right time to make a change.
"Neil has acted with honesty, professionalism and integrity throughout his time at the Club, and I would personally like to thank him for his significant contribution to QPR over the last 22 months.
"I genuinely wish him all the very best for the future and he will always be welcome back at Loftus Road."
QPR Vice-Chairman, Amit Bhatia, added: "It is with a very heavy heart that we make this announcement.
"I played a key role in bringing Neil to Loftus Road and consider him to be a close personal friend and a great professional.
"I would like to place on the record my thanks to him for transforming us from a Championship Club to a Premier League Club.
"As a Club we have gained enormously from Neil's wisdom, experience and leadership. He has always performed his managerial duties to the very highest of standards.
"I wish Neil every success going forward and he will always be welcome at QPR.
"I now look forward to the future and the rest of the season as we work towards stabilising our position in the Premier League."
Neil Warnock said: "Obviously I'm very disappointed, but having achieved so much, I leave the Club with a great sense of pride.
"I have enjoyed my time here more than anywhere else and the QPR fans have been brilliant with me - they deserve success.
"My biggest regret is that the takeover didn't happen earlier, because that would have given me the opportunity to bring in the targets I'd pinpointed all last summer and probably given us a better chance to succeed in the Premier League."
He added: "The board at QPR are hugely ambitious and I wish them every success for the future.
"I've been involved in the game a long time and I will be spending the immediate future with my family and friends before deciding my next career move."
The Club will now begin its search for a new Manager and will make a further announcement in due course.
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November 24, 2012
QPR Official Site - March1, 2010
EXCLUSIVE: WARNOCK CONFIRMED
FEBRUARY 2010 - MICK HARFORD DEPARTS
QPR Official Site - CLUB STATEMENT Fri 15 Jan 2010 - PAUL HART DEPARTS...MICK HARFORD APPOINTED
- Assistant Manager Mick Harford will be taking charge of First Team affairs, starting with this weekend's Championship fixture at Blackpool.
December 2009 - QPR OFFICIAL SITE: PAUL HART APPOINTED
PAUL HART DEPARTS & MICK HARFORD APPOINTED
QPR Official Site - CLUB STATEMENT Fri 15 Jan 2010
- Assistant Manager Mick Harford will be taking charge of First Team affairs, starting with this weekend's Championship fixture at Blackpool.
PAUL HART ARRIVES
DEPARTURE - CLUB STATEMENT
SUSPENDED -CLUB STATEMENT - December 9, 2009
It came to the Club's attention that Mr De Sousa had, without authority, divulged highly confidential and sensitive information. The Club, with legal advice, responded in this way to protect its position.
QPR Official Site - November 19, 2008 - EXCLUSIVE: R'S APPOINT SOUSA
Iain Dowie's Departure
[Note: Scroll down for Iain Dowie's previous QPR Departure]
LUIGI DE CANIO
Farewell to De Canio QPR Official Site CLUB STATEMENT 8 May 2008
October 29 - QPR Official Site - EXCLUSIVE: DE CANIO APPOINTED
October 1, 2007 - John Gregory's Departure QPR Official Site - CLUB STATEMENT
SEPTEMBER 20, 2006 - OFFICIAL SITE - GREGORY APPOINTED
GREGORY EXTENDED - Announcement of Gregory's Two Year Contract
October 19, 2006 - QPR OFFICIAL STATEMENT - WADDOCK DEPARTS
June 28, 2006 - QPR OFFICIAL SITE - WADDOCK APPOINTED
QPR Official Site - Feburary 2006 - HOLLOWAY ON GARDENING LEAVE
QPR Official Site - February 26, 2001 - HOLLOWAY CONFIRMED AS BOSS
QPR Official Site - February 26, 2001- HOLLOWAY - I AM MY OWN MAN
QPR Official Site, February 21, 2001 - DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (Nick Blackburn) ON HOLLOWAY APPOINTMENT
IAIN DOWIE II
QPR Official Site - March 7, 2001: DOWIE LEAVES QPR
QPR OFFICIAL SITE - 2001 - IAIN - I'D LOVE TO BE BOSS
February 2001 CLUB STATEMENT 16 February 2001 - Francis StAnds Down
Febaury 2001 - GERRY SAYS GOODBYE
October 16 1998 FRANCIS BACK HOME
QPR Official Site - October 16, 1998 FRANCIS BACK HOME
IAIN DOWIE I
QPR OFFICIAL SITE - October 12, 1998 - DOWIE IGNORES THE HYPE
QPR OFFICIAL SITE - September 28, 1998 - HARFORD RESIGNS
QPR OFFICIAL SITE - December 1997 - RAY IS OUR MAN
QPR Official Site - HARFORD FREE FOR RANGERS
STUART HOUSTON (AND BRUCE RIOCH)
QPR Official Site - November 10, 1997 - BOARD RELEASE HOUSTON AND RIOCH
BOSS Stewart Houston and Assistant Manager Bruce Rioch have parted company with Queens Park Rangers, after a board meeting at Loftus Road on Monday night.
QPR Official Site - November 11, 1997 - THE WRIGHT WAY FORWARD
CHRIS WRIGHT revealed today that fan power had necessitated the removal of Stewart Houston and Bruce Rioch as the managerial team at Loftus Road
QPR Official Site - November 18 - JOHN WANTS TOP JOB
[Note: The Wilkins departure/Houston appointment announcement yet to be found!]]