Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the sacking of their manager, Chris Ramsey, and have moved swiftly to place Neil Warnock in temporary charge.
The Loftus Road outfit, who currently reside in 13th in the Sky Bet Championship, announced Ramsey’s dismissal on Wednesday – with the R’s having lost their last two games.
Ramsey, aged 53, replaced Harry Redknapp in February until the end of the season, but was unable to keep QPR in the Premier League, before being appointed on a permanent basis in the summer.
But the West Londoners have struggled in mid-table mediocrity so far this term, and chairman, Tony Fernandes, and director of football, Les Ferdinand, have made their move, after 15 games of the campaign.
In a statement to QPR’s website, Ferdinand said: “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.”
NEIL WARNOCK TAKES CHARGE OF FIRST TEAM AFFAIRS
QPR have turned to a familiar face, Neil Warnock, to solve their predicament – with the former Hoops manager instated on a temporary basis.
The 66-year-old Sheffield native was in charge at the capital side for two years, between 2010-2012, leading them to promotion to the Premier League as champions, in May 2011.
Warnock will take charge of first team affairs while the club consider their options, with his first game up against the in-form Preston North End, at home.