Chris Ramsey appointed QPR manager until end of the season

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Tony Fernandes tweeted that he found his dream manager just before QPR ended their dire quest for an away win at the 12th time of asking against Sunderland on Tuesday night.

The chairman's tweet may have given some fans false hope about a sensational managerial appointment at Loftus Road.

Laudrup long game

However, the tweet did concede that this dream appointment would take a while to happen and it appears that Michael Laudrup is the preferred long-term choice and man Fernandes was referring to.

Laudrup's agent made it clear that with the Dutchman doing such a good job at Qatari club Lekhwiya, it would be impossible for his client to break his €3 million-a-year contract, but he is eyeing a return to the Premier League.

This means QPR would have to wait until the summer to secure their top reported target, as talks are said to have stalled with Tim Sherwood.

The appointment of Chris Ramsey as manager for the rest of the season, according to BBC Sport, certainly adds weight to this theory and his job is mightily important for the future of the club.

Relegation worries

If QPR were to be relegated a potential transfer embargo beckons and they suddenly become a much less attractive project for a manager like Laudrup. Therefore, maintaining their Premier League status has never been so important.

Ramsey did himself no harm after guiding QPR to their win against Sunderland where the team looked composed, organised and dangerous. After the match Ramsey refused to get excited saying that 90 minutes does not define anyone.

This is certainly true and Ramsey will be looking to draw on all of his career experience to help guide the R's to safety.

A rational decision

Most fans will consider this a sensible decision, keeping someone in charge who knows the club well, has been working with the players and has already established a vast amount of respect amongst them.

There may be some fickle fans who were holding their breaths for a big name to be paid an obscene amount of money to get to grips learning about a new club and dealing with a situation they have never been involved in before.

However, Tony Fernandes has reiterated that the club have learnt from their mistakes and are looking to build towards the future.

Chris Ramey, head of development and Les Ferdinand, director of football know the club inside out and while they have the long-term future in mind, hold the key to this by being in charge of QPR's short-term fight for Premier League survival.

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