Matt Phillips: Why Ramsey is succeeding where Harry Redknapp failed

Harry Redknapp

The Queens Park Rangers star has been discussing his former manager.

Matt Phillips feels Chris Ramsey is succeeding where Harry Redknapp didn't due to how he gets the most out of his QPR players, according to the London Evening Standard.

And, when it comes to Phillips himself, the 24-year-old says he told Redknapp he was fit and ready but it has taken a change of manager to get the best out of him.

Under Ramsey, Phillips has run Lionel Messi close in terms of his assists for goals - not bad going for a man who couldn't start under his previous coach.

And the QPR winger has credited Ramsey for his form: “Even while Harry was still here I was saying, ‘I’m fit now and ready’. I wanted to show what I can do but it took a change of manager for that to happen, which is unfortunate."

As far as the QPR squad as a whole are concerned, meanwhile, Phillips says it is Ramsey's man management that is getting more out of the R's side.

Ramsey's overall record certainly can't be said to be a huge improvement on Redknapp's but what is telling is that their most recent form may be QPR's most consistent period of the whole season.

And considering it's involved one win, one draw and one loss, that paints a picture of how the west London side were struggling earlier this term.

Phillips said of Ramsey: “Chris has not just been great with me, it’s all the lads. It is his man management to a certain extent but it also down to one-to-one coaching. There is so much you can do as a team but individually he gives us more things to learn.

“For example, he pulled me aside the other day at the end of training for a five-minute drill to work on something new for me to do when crossing the ball. I know I can improve and he can help me do that.”

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