Date: 20th June 2018 at 9:05am
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With the appointment of former England manager Steve McClaren to the Queens Park Rangers hot seat as he replaced former gaffer Ian Holloway earlier this summer, McClaren acted quickly to appoint former Kidderminster Harriers manager John Eustace as his assistant gaffer.

Having been busy beavering away in the background on things at Loftus Road, McClaren has now confirmed his full backroom team ahead of the coming 2018/19 season.

Eustace has obviously come in as number 2, Matt Gardiner takes up the coaching position, Gavin Ward is in place as goalkeeping coach and McClaren has confirmed that Chris Ramsey will continue to operate as a bridge between our Academy and first team setup.

Speaking to the Official Site as confirmation came through, McClaren explained.

“I am delighted with my backroom team. You are always looking for people to complement what you bring, as well as cover your weaknesses. I was looking for an on-field coach which John Eustace is, and an off-field coach to help with the organisational side, which is where Matt Gardiner’s expertise lies. Chris Ramsey will also be helping me. He is the head of coaching and has done a great job with the academy. Towards the end of last season he worked with the first team and I want him to continue operating between the academy and first-team level.”

McClaren confirmed that no further additions would be made to the staff and he has already identified key roles for each of the above to fulfil for him.

With his staff announced QPR fans seem to have taken a lift from it and they are expecting things to work well in the months ahead.