But could it actually be a blessing in disguise for Queens Park Rangers...?
Indeed, the man who will take temporary charge of the side in the wake of Harry Redknapp's resignation as R's boss has suggested he doesn't have the personal relationship with some of his players that Redknapp did.
And Ramsey's suggestion could have consequences for whoever walks into the door to take over at QPR.
“I haven’t got the personal relationships with the players that the last manager had but it’s an opportunity now for everyone to show what they can do," Ramsey is quoted as saying by QPR's site.
But could the current coach's words actually hint at a blessing in disguise for the west London club?
Managers who foster good relationships with players often develop favourites and isolate other members of their squad. Just look at Adel Taarabt and Shaun Wright-Phillips.
At the same time, with Redknapp on such good terms with most of his players - could he really have motivated them?
No, what Ramsey is saying is actually a plus for QPR. And, if he can realise it soon enough, the 52-year-old can use that to make his players start playing like they are actually Premier League footballers. So can QPR's next manager.