Date: 5th July 2019 at 8:00pm
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There’s certainly been a media frenzy around Queens Park Rangers Director of Football Les Ferdinand in recent times and I must admit that the more I read his recent interview, the more sympathy I’m actually gaining for the position he’s in and he’s largely damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

His massive interview this week with Talksport was quite the eye opener in many ways and with Ferdinand again taking the flack for his comments over Mass Luongo and how it was likely he would move on this summer, with fans criticising him for effectively weakening our negotiating position by the comments, Ferdinand in some ways was right to slightly bite back and effectively point out QPR don’t exist in a bubble and other clubs are well aware of our financial position, so his words won’t have devalued the player.

“The simple fact is, and we’ve said this all along, is every single one of our players is up for sale. That’s where the club is at this moment in time. If we receive the right offer then they will go. We can say we want to keep our best players, but if we can’t afford to keep our best players than we have to sell them. We wanted to keep Charlie Austin and we couldn’t. He was in the last year of his contract and we couldn’t extend it to any more money than he was on. Massimo is in exactly the same situation. So what do we do? Get something for him now or he’ll go for nothing in a year’s time. Sometimes it gets to the stage where they want to move on. They don’t knock on your door and tell you, but from what’s been indicated to me Massimo wants a new challenge.”

He also clarified the original interview.

“The way that interview was publicised wasn’t the way the conversation actually went. He was asking me ‘do you think Mass can go on and play in the Premier League?’ And I said ‘yeah, if he can add goals to his game then he’d have already left this club already or we’d be in the top flight’. I didn’t say directly Mass has to go. The reality is can we afford to put Mass on the wages he wants moving forward? No we can’t.”

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14 Replies to ““We Have To Sell Them” – Ferdinand Addresses Latest QPR Fans Anger”

  • Les Ferdinand and Mr Hoo have made it clear QPR can’t complete any more.
    All the best players are sold or on their way out.
    The ambition in the club is stifled.
    Who is going to want to watch a struggling team already condemned to a relegation fight.
    What happened to developing youth with the elder statesmen being recruited.
    Sorry it’s a complete melt down with no plan to move forward.
    I am a QPR supporter born and bred but l have never heard such negative vibes before a season even starts.
    Les has confessed he has himself wanted to leave but thinks he is doing a good job, look at the results Les and the state of the club.
    I will come and support the team out of loyalty not probably on their performance on the pitch. You try and get someone to go with you at the moment it’s a lonely pilgrimage a 4 hour round trip these days. Give us some hope for the future a 3 year plan?

  • LES NEED TO BE SACK FROM IS JOB HE MADE A MESS OF THE CLUB AND NEED TO LEAVE WE SICK OF HIM PLEASE GO HOW

  • Les is out of his depth and is not capable of running the club. I dread to think what we let Freeman go for. Les should go back to Spurs where he probably wants to be anyway

  • IF LES DO NOT LIKE AT THE BUSH YOU CAN LEAVE THE JOB NO ONE IS HOLD YOU TO THE JOB MAY BE PEOPLE KNOW IF YOU DO NOT LIKE WORKING FOR QPR JUST LEAVE YOU LET ALL ARE PLAYERS GO ON THE CHEAP MAY NO OTHER CLUB WOULD PUT UP WITH HIM WE WILL NOT BE MISS BY THE QPR FANS I THINK BE GLAD TO GET RID OF HIM AND TONY THE OWNER YOU HAVE RUIN A GREAT CLUB

  • None of the above comments relate to what Les actually does. He doesn’t make the decisions on who goes and stays in terms of financing the club. He had no control over spending, no control over the FFP fine. Club has to get the wages down to £11m. We have to sell any asset we have and shift higher earners. That’s the price of the FFP but it hasn’t got much to do with Les. He takes instruction from the board and Lee Hoos and has to then run with it. With Freeman going for £5m we got him 2.5 years ago for £350K! He may be worth more than £5m but his contract probably had a figure that they had to go with. 5 was as good as it probably got. Contrary to the press Millwall didn’t pay 2/3rds of what we paid for Smith, they actually paid more than we bought him for. Sad as I was to see Smudge go. We have to develop youth and Les is very much behind that. He has helped bring the club to a level where it is manageable and we have to operate like Ajax now. Which is no bad thing. That is why Warburton is here. He understands money and young players. Les’s job is thankless as he is the whipping boy for a number of other things that he is given to deal with and has to role with. At 52 perhaps he should put the number 9 shirt back on and show fans that don’t remember what a legend he was on the pitch what they have forgotten!

  • A LEGEND WHO WENT TO OTHER CLUB YOU TELL WHAT LES HAVE DONE AT THE CLUB FROM TIME HE BEEN DOF HE BRING MANGER WHO HAVE BEEN SACK AND WARBURTON WILL GO THE SAME WAY LIKE THE LAST 2 MANGER WITH A YEAR IF THINK IT GOING GET BETTER IT IS NOT WE BE HEADING TO LEAUGE ONE NEXT SEA SON A MANGER WITH NO PLAN B AT WHY IS NOT BEEN IN A JOB FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS LES HAVE MAKE LOTS OF COCK UP IN GET A MANGER IN

  • What exactly is his role then? I’m sorry but some if the idiotic excuses/reasons he gave for the dismal transfers business were ludicrous and insulting to the fans. Let him go and get someone credible in the business world. Him and the other morons which run our club are responsible for safeguarding the club’s assets and they have failed. If Les wants to stay at Qpr I would suggest he entertains the corporates on match days which is all he is fit for.

  • i would not let him take my dog for a walk he can not do the job he have i think the best for to leave the club and find someone who can do the job better and talksports need to show the comments to les that the qpr fans are not happy with him and the muppet who running the club

  • Les must go for the club to move forward. He is a complete idiot with no business skills. Just listen to him try to talk he comes over as some primitive creature. Freeman was a 15million transfer all day long. SU treated Les as an idiot & their fans are jumping up & down with the signing. He was a traitor in leaving to go to Newcastle and the Spurs should be kicked ASAP as they are useless.

  • LES have ruin qpr how can so call legend make a mess of a great family club the fans sick of what he call business skills who in right mind sells a player on the cheap and signs a player over 35yrs is do not make goods skills in business come Les please call a day you are know good in the job all you are doing is take the club down the pan i call on VITAL QPR to show LES the comment peolpe have put on here and he think the time is right to go SO VITAL QPR I CALL ON YOU TO GET LES FERDINAND TO READ THE COMMENT WHICH PEOPLE HAVE SENT YOU I WAIT REPLY FROM YOU

  • I’d cut Les some slack here. FFP is dictating the way club moves forward.
    Freeman deserved his move and served the club brilliantly in his time here. As for mass, decent player on his day but like a lot a players at this level lacks the consistency to be a top notch performer.
    Wise to sell him now rather than lose money on him when his contract runs out.

    • why cut him some slack he and tony got us the big fine not the fans both sign the deal for the big wages for the players who not play for the club well so he need to be sack both them have ruin a great club not the fans and all the players have been sold is by him so no you can not cut him slack

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