Les Ferdinand has been made director of football at Queens Park Rangers, a day after the shocking resignation of manager Harry Redknapp.
QPR legend Ferdinand has been at the club since last October as head of football operations, but the coaching staff is being restructured as Joe Jordan and Glenn Hoddle have both left their posts.
It appears that Ferdinand’s new role paves the way for the arrival of Tim Sherwood to reunite with the clubs former striker and Chris Ramsey, who all worked together at Tottenham.
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Regarding Ferdinand’s new role, which involves input in the appointment of the man to take the reigns, chairman Tony Fernandes told the club's official website: "I've been really impressed with the job Les has done in his short time here and as such I am keen for his role to evolve, with the clear mandate of assisting us in developing and evolving the footballing department, from the academy to the first team.
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Fernandes has one aim
"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 culture and philosophy within the club that QPR fans can be proud of.
"Les bleeds blue and white and working closely with the first team and academy management, particularly in recruitment, he is going to play a key role in moving us forward over the coming months and years."
Loftus Road legacy
Former QPR, Newcastle and Spurs striker Ferdinand is relishing the new role, declaring: "Everyone knows what this club means to me and if anything the last few months have only enhanced the feelings I have for QPR.
"Working closely with Tony and the Board, I can assure QPR fans that they are desperate to create a lasting legacy at Loftus Road and the role of Director of Football will be hugely important in terms of where we want to take this club in the future.”