Chris Ramsey responds to speculation linking him with Aston Villa

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Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey has reportedly been identified as someone Tim Sherwood would like to add to his coaching staff at Aston Villa.

Chris Ramsey has insisted in the Daily Mail that his sole focus is on Queens Park Rangers at the moment, despite reports linking him with Aston Villa.

The Daily Mail had said that Villa wanted to add Ramsey to their coaching staff at the end of the season, but the QPR boss says that his only focus is on winning the permanent manager's job at Loftus Road.

Ramsey is currently in charge at QPR until the end of the season, as he looks to keep them in the Premier League, and the 52-year-old says that he wants to be at the club on a long-term basis, regardless of what division they are in.

"As long as the club want me I will remain here – it’s as simple as that," he said. "I want to stay at QPR, I’m really happy.

"At the moment all I am thinking about is staying at QPR. Regardless of whether we stay up or not I think I’ve got a fighting chance of getting the job (on a permanent basis).

"Obviously I think Les wants me to be the manager because he knows I can do the job, and I think Tony (Fernandes) would want me to be in charge, too."

Villa were said to be interested in Ramsey due to Tim Sherwood's previous connections with him.

The pair previously worked together at Tottenham Hotspur earlier in their careers, and Sherwood was clearly impressed by Ramsey's coaching ability.

However, Ramsey has got a taste for being in control now and it seems unlikely that he will be keen on taking a backroom job at Villa Park.

Ramsey has managed to improve QPR during his brief spell at the club, since taking over from Harry Redknapp, and he shouldn't have too many problems getting a job, even if he doesn't keep the R's in the top-flight.

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