QUEENS Park Rangers caretaker boss Chris Ramsey has admitted discussing the struggling club’s managerial vacancy with former Tottenham colleague Tim Sherwood, the favourite for the job.
Ramsey, who takes Rangers to Sunderland tonight, also believes Sherwood deserves more credit for the current success of Spurs, where they worked together with the academy side before enjoying a short-lived but successful spell in charge of the first team.
“I would be a liar to say I haven’t [spoken to Sherwood about the job],” said Ramsey. “I think he is eager to get back into work. You can only play so much golf and watch so much daytime TV.”
During his five-month stint as Tottenham manager, Sherwood fast-tracked the first-team prospects of Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason – now key figures for his successor Mauricio Pochettino.
Ramsey added: “He did a fantastic job at Tottenham. I think they’re reaping the benefits of some of the stuff that was put in place four or five years ago to help the academy. I think it was probably underrated, the job that he did.”
QPR, who lie two points from safety in 19th, visit the Stadium of Light still without an away point this season. Sunderland have won just twice at home but are unbeaten in four games in all competitions.