QPR boss Chris Ramsey was 'torn' over chance to reunite with Sherwood at Aston Villa

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QPR manager Chris Ramsey has admitted that he was torn over whether to join Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa or stay at Loftus Road.

Harry Redknapp's time as Queens Park Rangers manager is now over, with the former Spurs boss resigning earlier this month.

The likes of Michael Laudrup and Tim Sherwood were linked with the Loftus Road vacancy, but owner Tony Fernandes decided to hand the reins to caretaker boss Chris Ramsey.

Ramsey, 52, only had managerial roles with the England Under-20's and American side Charleston Battery before taking the QPR job, but has an extensive coaching history.

He was on Redknapp's coaching staff at QPR having left Tottenham last summer, and whilst he has had over ten years out of football management, there is a sense of belief that Ramsey can drag the R's away from the relegation zone having claimed the club's first away win of the season last week at Sunderland.

However, Ramsey spoke to the media today, and hinted that he had the opportunity to reunite with the aforementioned Sherwood at Aston Villa, and admitted he was torn over what to do.

"Not really, because Les Ferdinand has shown a lot of faith in me in giving me this opportunity here," said Ramsey when asked if he was tempted to move to Villa Park.

"You do get torn because Tim and I worked together for the last five years in developing something at Tottenham and it would have been nice for us to all stay together, but football is not like that, and I'm sure Tim understands I have job in my own right at the moment."

"I just hope he can keep Villa up and I keep QPR up - we'd take that. I really hope things work out for him at Aston Villa," he added.

Sherwood hired Mark Robson and Seamus Brady to his coaching staff at Villa Park today, but remains without an assistant manager since arriving as Paul Lambert's last week - and whilst he may have wanted Ramsey to join him, that won't be happening.

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