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QPR to change philosophy after Ferdinand promotion

Les Ferdinand has been promoted to the role of Director of Football at Queens Park Rangers.

The move comes a day after Harry Redknapp resigned as manager at Loftus Road.

Owner Tony Fernandes said the appointment was part of a change of philosophy for the club.

Tony Fernandes, left, has given Les Ferdinand, right, a new role. Credit: PA

“I’ve been really impressed with the job Les has done in his short time here and as such I am keen for his role to evolve, with the clear mandate of assisting us in developing and evolving the footballing department, from the Academy to the First Team," Fernandes explained.

“This is a new strategy for us. Our recruitment policy at QPR is changing. The recent addition of Ryan Manning to the Elite Development Squad is a sign of what we will be trying to do here.

“We want to develop a philosophy of buying young, hungry players, who can go on to forge decent careers with us.

“We’ve made a number of mistakes in the transfer market over the last few years and it’s something we want to change. We don’t want to be a buying club – we want to nurture young talent and build a young, ambitious team."

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QPR owner Fernandes: Redknapp leaves on good terms

Owner Tony Fernandes has thanked Harry Redknapp for his time in charge at QPR after he surprisingly quit as manager.

Redknapp leaves the Loftus Road club in 19th place in the Premier League, with just 19 points from 23 games.

Tony Fernandes brought Harry Redknapp to the club. Credit: PA

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Harry for everything he has done for QPR during his time in charge.

“We part on good terms and I would personally like to wish him all the best for the future.”

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