Chris Ramsey comments on Tim Sherwood’s suitability for QPR role

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

The current QPR coach has spoken on the rumours that Tim Sherwood will take charge at QPR.

Sherwood is favourite to take charge at Loftus Road, according to Mail, after Real Madrid coach Paul Clement ruled himself out of the running.

The former Spurs coach - and subsequent manager - worked alongside Chris Ramsey at White Hart Lane, with the latter leaving North London in the summer after Sherwood’s dismissal. A few months later he was appointed Academy Manager for QPR, and has since been thrown into the managers chair on an interim basis due to Harry Redknapp’s departure at the beginning of this week.

The 52-year-old former defender is set to take charge of the R’s this weekend, as they host high flying Southampton at Loftus Road, but should Sherwood agree a deal with Tony Fernandes he is likely to be appointed by the start of next week, according to the previously linked Mail report. There are indications that the former Blackburn midfielder is against agreeing a deal based on his performance in charge, but a deal is surely not too far off.

And Ramsey would have no objection to Sherwood heading to West London in the coming days, telling the Standard that he is very happy to work alongside him.

The current interim boss said: “We are good friends outside of football, we speak regularly. He gave me an opportunity last season along with Tottenham to coach in the Premier League, I’d be happy to work with him. He’s very good at what he does.”

If Sherwood does take charge of the team, it is likely that Ramsey will remain as his assistant, rather than dropping into his former role as head of the Academy system.

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