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Who Is Chris Ramsey?

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Chris Ramsey took charge of QPR after Harry Redknapp’s resignation and immediately halted the club's run of 11 Premier League away games without a win as he oversaw a 2-0 victory at Sunderland.
 
The 52-year-old has made no secret of his desire to take the job but it's a big endorsement of Ramsey's qualities that he has been entrusted with the role, especially with QPR's precarious position in the Premier League table.
 
Managing a top-flight English side is a big step up for Ramsey, whose playing highlight was an appearance in the FA Cup final in 1983, but he has forged a strong portfolio of coaching at both club and international level over the years.
 
After learning his trade as a player-coach in Malta and the USA, he became the first black manager of an England team when he took the U20 squad – which included Ashley Cole and Peter Crouch – to the 1999 World Youth Championship.
 
A stint as assistant at Luton was followed by three years in charge of US second-tier club Charleston Battery, where he won the USL A-League in 2003. The former Brighton and Swindon defender then joined Tottenham, where he spent almost a decade in a variety of roles with the academy and senior squad, including as first-team coach under Tim Sherwood last season.
 
While at White Hart Lane he also formed part of the England U20 setup again in 2013, acting as Peter Taylor’s assistant at the World Cup in Turkey, where current man-of-the-moment Harry Kane led the line for the Young Lions.
 
Ramsey was a popular figure at Spurs, having worked with the academy and the first team, with Ledley King one of the many senior players who enjoyed his approach to both the game and youth development – something the QPR squad seem to have bought into already.
 
"He is one of the best coaches around." King told the London Evening Standard in 2012. "The youngsters love the way he works and they have really bought into his methods.
 
"If you look at what he's done, he's brought fresh ideas and they have filtered through. Chris has changed a lot at Tottenham, in terms of the academy and the improvement of players."
 
Ramsey started his senior playing career at Brighton and reached the 1983 FA Cup final with the Seagulls, playing out a 2-2 draw with Manchester United before missing the 4-0 defeat in the replay through injury.
 
After spending three years at Swindon – where he won the old Fourth Division in 1986 – he had a short spell at Southend before finishing his playing career abroad as he moved into coaching, first with Maltese outfit Naxxar Lions and then Cocoa Expos in the US.
 
Last year Ramsey and QPR club legend Les Ferdinand both moved to Loftus Road after taking an FA course together which qualified them to become boardroom directors. The latter was handed the director of football role at QPR at the beginning of February, while Ramsey has now been entrusted with immediate matters on the field.
 
The caretaker boss handed youngster Michael Doughty his debut in Wednesday’s win at Sunderland – a move that appears to match the sentiments of club chairman Tony Fernandes.
 
Ramsey’s experience with the youth set-up at Loftus Road could stand him in could stead to take the job permanently in the summer, with Fernandes keen to develop players from within rather than follow a pattern of bringing in expensive talent.
 
"We've made a number of mistakes in the transfer market over the last few years and it's something we want to change,” Fernandes told Talksport last week.
 
"We don't want to be a buying club - we want to nurture young talent and build a young, ambitious team."
 
During his time as a coach he has garnered a reputation for being an approachable character, and goalkeeper Rob Green was singing his praises after the win at the Stadium of Light.
 
“It’s been a great few days – difficult circumstances for him to come into,” said the goalkeeper. “He’s been matter-of-fact about things, really clear and direct in his instructions. It’s something the lads have really appreciated and obviously tonight have responded to."

 

 

 

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My source of ITK :lol:

 

Safe guy that knows his stuff.  Disappointed when he left.  He didn't even want to leave but had to go.  Don't think he will keep them up but good for Youth football.

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Much better choice than Timmy Tempo, would love qpr to stay up now and that PE teacher take villa down

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Much better choice than Timmy Tempo, would love qpr to stay up now and that PE teacher take villa down

 

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Been given a 3 year contract by QPR

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Weird decision.

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Cheap option

He'll be gone by Christmas

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Weird decision.

 

How come?

 

They want to get the old out and play academy players

 

He worked with the academy players

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Good Luck to him. Glad he's been given a chance. Players and fans like him..needs a full season to show his worth.

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Weird decision.

 

How come?

 

They want to get the old out and play academy players

 

He worked with the academy players

 

 

He seems likeable enough just don't think he's got it in him to be a manager.

 

If they stick with him they'll be relegated again next year.

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QPR are shit anyways

 

fuck em

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Weird decision.

 

How come?

 

They want to get the old out and play academy players

 

He worked with the academy players

 

 

He seems likeable enough just don't think he's got it in him to be a manager.

 

If they stick with him they'll be relegated again next year.

 

 

He won't get them relegated next season.

 

Only a massive points deduction could do that.

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Burnley and Hull were the only 2 clubs I wanted gone 100%. I don't really care for QPR except another London derby.

 

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Ramsey needs to be given a chance and I think the Championship is a good level to test him at.

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Ramsey needs to be given a chance and I think the Championship is a good level to test him at.

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Already copping players hes trained, Copped Massimo Luango from Swindon, will be a good signing for them.

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Already copping players hes trained, Copped Massimo Luango from Swindon, will be a good signing for them.

Faze is this guy good?

He was POT on home soil January just gone

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Already copping players hes trained, Copped Massimo Luango from Swindon, will be a good signing for them.

Faze is this guy good?

He was POT on home soil January just gone

 

 

He always looked very good when i saw him for the u21s, very similar to bentaleb. Alot of people were shocked when We sold him to swindon (with a 50% clause), but it was probably more of a favour for Sherwoods mate and all they players we loaned them.

 

Sherwood wanted to sign him for villa too but i think QPR will be a better fit for him.

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Already copping players hes trained, Copped Massimo Luango from Swindon, will be a good signing for them.

Faze is this guy good?

He was POT on home soil January just gone

He always looked very good when i saw him for the u21s, very similar to bentaleb. Alot of people were shocked when We sold him to swindon (with a 50% clause), but it was probably more of a favour for Sherwoods mate and all they players we loaned them.

Sherwood wanted to sign him for villa too but i think QPR will be a better fit for him.

Going to watch the video

I just hope he is nothing like Cahill or I would of wasted my time

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Football is too political

He looks miles better than Scott Parker 2.0 plus Pritchard is way better than both Lennon & Townsend easily .

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we have given a P.E. teacher a 3 year contract

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who negged me

 

he lost 9 home games in a row with us

 

our worst record EVER

 

he played SWP

 

SWFP

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