Ramsey and Pearson are two of the same breed, says Konchesky
PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 October 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Konchesky says he sees similarities in Chris Ramsey's managerial style and his former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson.
The 34-year-old was one of 14 new recruits brought in by the Championship side over the summer, joining on a season-long loan from the Premier League outfit.
And Konchesky, who has twice been capped for England, says working with the former Tottenham coach has been refreshing – just like it was under Pearson.
He told the Times: “They’re very similar managers. They’ve both worked for the FA so have got that style of coaching in them. They get their message across in a certain way.
“Last year Nigel was maybe a bit stressed with things that had gone on and was a bit outspoken, but I thoroughly enjoyed working under him and we as a club enjoyed a lot of success too.
“I think all managers have got a fuse, but I think it’s when and where it’s appropriate to use it.
“From my time working with Chris so far he seems to understand that balance, and I’m confident this club can achieve success under him.”
Konchesky has made nine appearances for the Rs to date and despite making a solid but unspectacular start to life in west London, he insists there’s a lot more to come from him as the season progresses.
“I came in just before the season started so it was quite hard for me to settle in after missing out on pre-season and not knowing anyone here,” Konchesky admitted.
“But now I’ve settled in I’m looking to push forward now and raise my game and then hopefully the team can progress in the meantime.”
Konchesky, who is now with the eighth club of his career, says he is open to staying at QPR beyond the end of the current campaign if the opportunity arose.
He added: “I’ve enjoyed every club I’ve been at during my career, QPR included. I’m happy with how it’s all gone so far and hopefully that will continue at this club.
“I’m getting a bit older now so I’m just taking each year as it comes.
“I’m really happy at the minute and would be open to extending my deal here. We’ll just have to wait and see on that one. You never know what’s around the corner in football.
“For now I’m just hoping for a successful season for everyone involved at this football club.”