Les Ferdinand occupies an important role at QPR and he is the director of football at the club.
His latest comments threatened to disrupt the season for the club. He has accepted in an interview to a major news channel that the appointment of Chris Ramsey as the replacement for Harry Redknapp was a major gamble. Redknapp stepped down from his role citing personal issues just after the January transfer window. This was likely seen as unhappiness from the former Tottenham manager at the lack of perceived activity from the club in the transfer window.
Ramsey took over from Redknapp and soon led the club to their first away league victory of the season. Since then, however, results have turned sour and the club lost its fifth consecutive match against Everton at home. Home form was seen as a vital aspect in the club’s promotion hopes, but it has been hit hard in recent months. One has to stretch back to the end of December for the last time QPR took three points at Loftus Road. Relegation may not be a huge worrying aspect for other clubs, but QPR face the threat of being pushed out of the football league altogether or come up with a £ 60 million fine before the start of next season if they are relegated.
“No regrets at all because I know what a great coach he is. It’s a gamble, any manager coming in would have been a gamble. There’s no guarantees that anyone would have kept us in the division or anyone would have done any better than Chris Ramsey’s doing at the moment, so I’ve got no regrets whatsoever. Tony came out and said if he keeps (QPR in the Premier League), the job’s definitely his, but it’s like being at a roulette table, spinning the dice: he has taken on somebody’s else’s team,” said Ferdinand.