Take away the ‘temporary” - QPR have finally named Chris Ramsey Head Coach on a three-year contract that lasts until 2018.
Chairman Tony Fernandes believes the 53 year-old – who took over the position on a temporary basis following Harry Redknapp’s resignation in February – is the right man to lead Rangers into the future.
Rs had been linked with Brentford's Mark Warburton, and were heavily linked with Aston Villa's Tim Sherwood in February after Harry Redknapp resigned.
But talking to the club’s official site, Fernandes said: “When Chris took over the role we were already in a very difficult position, yet despite our relegation, we – as a board – have been impressed with the professionalism and attention to detail he has demonstrated since becoming Head Coach.
“He lives and breathes management and coaching, and I am sure he will flourish in this role, as we look to bounce back from this season’s disappointments.
“This is a new start for us and one I am confident Chris will relish playing a major part in.”
Director of Football, Les Ferdinand, added: “From the board, to the players, to the staff, Chris has impressed everyone here in his short time in charge.
“His coaching methods and techniques are second to none and with an opportunity to work with his own squad going forward, he is the ideal candidate for the role in terms of our new philosophy of nurturing young talent and promoting from within.
The man himself added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me and one I am tremendously excited about.
“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.”
Rangers plan a further announcement regarding Ramsey’s backroom staff.