CHRIS Ramsey will be appointed QPR manager until the end of the season, Press Association Sport understands.
Ramsey was placed in temporary charge following Harry Redknapp’s resignation last week and he led Rangers to their first away points of the campaign with a 2-0 win at Sunderland on Tuesday night.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has been suitably impressed to hand Ramsey the reins until the summer, when the situation is likely to be reviewed.
QPR had appeared close to appointing Harry Redknapp’s permanent successor after chairman Fernandes suggested he has landed his preferred choice.
Fernandes said his target was “not what anyone thinks”, but admitted the appointment was likely to “take a while” – and was thought to be former Swansea boss Michael Laudrup.
However, Laudrup, who is in charge at Qatari champions Lekhwiya, has distanced himself from the role.
“It is always positive to be linked with big jobs and taking over one of the biggest teams in Asia [Japan] or QPR are big jobs,” said the Dane.
“But, having said that, I would also like to say that I have no intention to leave Lekhwiya at the moment. We are top of the league and are starting the group phase of the Champions League in two weeks.”
QPR may have to move for Laudrup at the end of the season.