Chris Ramsey has begun his rebuilding job at Queens Park Rangers by signing Massimo Luongo and Ben Gladwin from Swindon Town.
The Loftus Road club spent much of the 2014/15 campaign staring relegation in the face, and this is a battle they lost with two games to spare when they suffered a 6-0 defeat at Manchester City. Earlier this week it was announced that a number of players had left the club, including some notable names such as Joey Barton, Rio Ferdinand, Richard Dunne and Shaun Wright-Phillips.
Ramsey is one person who will still be around when the 2015/16 season begins, having been given the head coach job on a permanent basis despite being unable to prevent their drop from the Premier League. And he has begun his rebuilding of the first team picture by taking Australian international star Luongo and his midfield pal Gladwin from League One side Swindon.
“Mass brings quality on the ball; the ability to link up play all across the pitch; and his goals and assists record at club and international level speaks volumes for a creative midfielder,” said Ramsey. “There are areas of his game that need improving, but I know he will embrace the learning curve of playing for us in the Championship. I am confident he will flourish at Loftus Road.
“Ben’s a fine addition for us and someone myself and Les (Ferdinand) have been monitoring for some time. I’m happy we’ve persuaded him because there was a lot of interest from other clubs, some in the Premier League. He just wants to come in and play and he’ll get that opportunity with us. I’m looking forward to coaching him and I believe can only keep improving.”