Football: Relegated QPR promotes caretaker Ramsey to permanent manager

Chris Ramsey has been appointed as the manager of Queens Park Rangers on a permanent basis, the relegated English Premier League club announced on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
Chris Ramsey has been appointed as the manager of Queens Park Rangers on a permanent basis, the relegated English Premier League club announced on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (AFP) - Chris Ramsey has been appointed as the manager of Queens Park Rangers on a permanent basis, the relegated English Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Ramsey, 53, was placed in temporary charge following Harry Redknapp's resignation in February and although he could not prevent the west London club succumbing to relegation, he has been given a three-year deal.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for me and one I am tremendously excited about," said Ramsey, who had previously headed up QPR's academy.

"I enjoyed my time in temporary charge, despite the way the season panned out, and now I'm looking forward to the challenge of helping rebuild this club over the coming years.

"I am fully aware of what this club means to the supporters and I intend to do everything possible to help build a QPR team they can be proud of."

QPR's relegation was confirmed following a 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City on May 10. They finish their Premiership campaign away to Leicester City on Sunday.