Ramsey left waiting on QPR job

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Ramsey believes he has “a good chance” of securing the long-term job at QPR despite relegation, but conceded “I’m still looking for that postman every morning.”

Ramsey’s short-term contract will expire at the end of the season, with the 53-year-old urging QPR to move quickly on plans for next year’s Championship campaign.

“I think I’ve got a good chance of getting the job, but things change,” said Ramsey.

“I can’t be sure of course until the contract’s signed, until everything’s finalised.”

Ramsey led QPR to a 2-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday in their last Premier League clash at Loftus Road before dropping back down to the Championship.

Rangers will complete their top-flight schedule with a trip to Leicester City next weekend, before turning full attention to matters of personnel.

The club will have to trim their wage bill and unload some high-earning stars before dropping back to the Championship, and Ramsey believes time will be tight to build a competitive squad for next season.

“Hopefully I’ll get the job and hopefully I’ll spend the summer planning for next season,” said Ramsey.

“It’s going to be a short close-season this year, probably only four-and-a-half to five weeks.

“And to recruit your playing staff over that time is going to be very intense and very important.”