Forget Laudrup - Ramsey could be the man to save QPR

Why keep spending the same old big sums to attract the same old 'big' names?

Amid recent speculation linking Michael Laudrup with the manager's post at Queens Park Rangers, the Dane's agent appears to have dismissed the idea, according to the London Evening Standard.

Laudrup, 50, is said to be a realistic summer target for QPR, perhaps mirroring Newcastle United in keeping their current caretaker boss until then before making a new appointment.

But why bother?

Hiring Laudrup would be so QPR. So Tony Fernandes. Throw some money at the nearest candidate who had a reputation as a player and made a name for himself as a boss in the Premier League.

How did Laudrup make that name for himself on these shores, anyway? He won a trophy with Swansea City before being unceremoniously axed the next season. By then, his relationship with the club's hierarchy was fractious - as it had been at many of the clubs the Dane's worked at.

Instead, why not opt for the sensible choice?

In leading QPR to their first away victory of the season, Chris Ramsey has quite literally moved a mountain. He has only managed two games during his Loftus Road tenure - one of which he lost. But we've already seen enough of a change in what had become a stale and dire QPR side to appreciate he means business.

Hiring Ramsey would be the prudent option. But, for once, the cheapest alternative wouldn't be the most underwhelming.

Appointing a Laudrup or someone like Tim Sherwood would. What experience would they have of keeping a struggling side up - or taking a relegated side back up?

With the aptitude and desire Ramsey has shown so far, if the 52-year-old keeps on delivering results, Fernandes should show no hesitation in giving him the manager's job on a permanent basis. And it's as simple as that.

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