New title for Ferdinand as Jordan leaves

QPR have announced a change to Les Ferdinand’s title at the club and confirmed the departure of Joe Jordan.

Former R’s and England striker Ferdinand, who returned to Loftus Road in October as head of football operations, is now director of football.

Jordan was first-team coach under Harry Redknapp, whose reign as manager ended on Tuesday, prompting the Scot to also leave.

Assistant manager Kevin Bond is to stay for the time being and has been placed in joint charge of the team for Saturday’s home game against Southampton along with Chris Ramsey.

Jordan also worked with Redknapp at Portsmouth and Tottenham
Jordan also worked with Redknapp at Portsmouth and Tottenham

Former Tottenham coach Ramsey was given a role at the club following the appointment of Ferdinand last year.

The pair worked together at Spurs under Tim Sherwood, who was lined up some time ago to take over from Redknapp and remains in pole position for the job.

Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is an admirer of Steve McClaren, who impressed during a brief spell on the coaching staff before leaving W12 for his current role as Derby manager.

Fernandes has also heard good things about Paul Clement, assistant to Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and son of the late QPR legend Dave Clement.

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