QPR chief executive Lee Hoos has been handed overall responsibility for the running of the entire club.
Hoos, who has been responsible for non-football matters since being appointed in May 2015, has had his role extended by Rangers’ Malaysian owners as part of a review.
With the American having reduced costs off the pitch in the last 18 months, co-chairmen Ruben Gnanalingam and Tony Fernandes have asked him to oversee all aspects of the club, including the football side.
Notwithstanding his role in implementing budgets and seeking to reduce costs, Hoos will not be directly involved in areas such as player recruitment and other football matters currently overseen by Les Ferdinand. But he will have overall responsibility for them as part of the restructure.
The change comes after the owners acknowledged concerns that their being based mostly outside the UK was having a negative impact on the club.
Director of football Ferdinand has previously had to seek the green light from the owners on a range of issues before proceeding, which, with Gnanalingam and Fernandes based overseas, has often been problematic because of the time difference.
Hoos, who has formed a strong relationship with Ferdinand, will now be able to sign off on certain decisions while keeping the owners informed.
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