QPR sack coach and physios

By Ben Kosky QPR have sacked reserve team boss Keith Ryan, along with physios Paul Hunter and Shane Annun in a shake-up of the backroom staff. Ryan s position was effectively made untenable when Rangers manager Neil Warnock decided to withdraw from the Fo

By Ben Kosky

QPR have sacked reserve team boss Keith Ryan, along with physios Paul Hunter and Shane Annun in a shake-up of the backroom staff.

Ryan's position was effectively made untenable when Rangers manager Neil Warnock decided to withdraw from the Football Combination from next season.

But it is understood that Warnock wants to bring in his own personnel to replace Hunter and Annun before the squad report back for pre-season training in July.


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Ryan, a former Wycombe player and assistant manager, had been the longest-serving member of an ever-changing coaching set-up at Loftus Road.

He was appointed three years ago by John Gregory to assist Steve Brown in running Rangers' Centre of Excellence and took over when Brown was dismissed before switching to run the reserves this season.

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Hunter, who had previously been assistant physio at West Ham, was also brought in by Gregory in 2007 after Prav Mathema left the club to work for Wasps RFC.

Annun was promoted to work as Hunter's assistant after starting out as the Rs' youth team physio.

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