Queens Park Rangers have sacked their head coach Chris Ramsey and instated Neil Warnock with immediate effect.

The 53-year-old was only appointed as permanent boss of QPR back in May following their relegation from the Premier League. However, the London club has struggled to adapt to life back in the Championship and they currently sit in 13th.

Les Ferdinand, the Hoops’ director of football has claimed that the decision to terminate Ramsey’s contract was made in the best interests of the club. Telling www.qpr.co.uk: “We’ve made this decision in the best interests of the football club.

“It’s no secret that we expected to sell some key players in the summer transfer window, and as such, our target at the start of the season reflected that.

“However, keeping these players at the club has seen the mandate change, owing to what we believe this squad is capable of.

“We’re all desperately disappointed it hasn’t worked out with Chris. He has had to deal with this shift in expectation and has worked incredibly hard in doing so.”

Neil Warnock will now take charge temporarily as the R’s look to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. This will be Warnock’s second spell at the club having spend two years between 2010 and 2012 at Loftus Road.

Ramsey was relieved of his duties after last nights poor performance with resulted in a 1-0 loss to Derby County. After the game Ramsey did admit to feeling the pressure, as his team failed to make up ground.

Ramsey said after the game: ‘’I would say you are always going to be under pressure as a manager when you are not winning. We can see bigger and better managers than me in the papers lately are under pressure, people who have won trophies and European Cups.

‘The fans would want us to be winning week in, week out but it has to be said we’ve changed direction from what we decided at the start of the season and so the expectations are a little bit higher than initially expected.’’

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