QPR set to confirm Les Ferdinand’s return

QPR are set to confirm the appointment of Loftus Road legend Les Ferdinand in the next few days.

The club have been looking to give the former R’s and England striker, 47, a role for some time and are close to formalising the terms of his return.

He will not be a direct replacement for Richard Allen, who recently resigned as QPR’s academy boss.

Ferdinand’s role is likely to involve some coaching but he will also have an overseeing position at the club.

Signed from Hayes in 1987, Ferdinand scored 81 goals in 164 league appearances for Rangers and established himself as one of the country’s top forwards before leaving for Newcastle in 1995.

He subsequently had a two-and-a-half-year spell at Tottenham – the club he supported as a boy – and later worked there as a coach when QPR boss Harry Redknapp was manager at White Hart Lane.

Ferdinand has been out of the game since leaving Spurs in June, as has coach Chris Ramsey, who could also be given a role at Rangers.

Allen, also formerly of Tottenham, is leaving to take up a new job at the Football Association.

The applicants to replace him include Ferdinand’s former QPR and England team-mate David Bardsley, who currently lives in the United States.

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