R’s boss Marti Cifuentes on boardroom changes and provides update on potential January transfer business

QPR head coach Marti Cifuentes is hoping that the appointment of Christian Nourry as chief executive can spark some transfer activity at Loftus Road in what remains of the January window.

Nourry, who is only 26-years-old, was appointed to the post on Friday after Lee Hoos retired the position to focus solely on his role as chairman.

Nourry was part of the RETEXO football advisory business that have been conducting an audit of QPR’s practices since the summer and he has previously worked with Real Madrid, Roma and Athletic Bilbao.

“He will to help to create a foundation for the club with his experience,” said Cifuentes.

“He is young but I understand he has been working with some of the best clubs in Europe and he knows this industry.

“Age for me is not relevant. As a coach I have always been told that I am too young, and I always achieved the results.

“I will never judge a person because of their age but if he has competence, and I’m sure that he does otherwise the owners would not trust him. I’m sure he will help us be much better as a club.”

Nourry admitted in his introductory interview on the club’s social media channels that previous transfer activity has left QPR with little ability to bring in players this month due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) concerns.

Rangers are yet to make a signing in this window and were only able to bring in free agents in the summer.

However, Cifuentes is hopeful that business can still be done.

“He (Nourry) has a lot of expertise in that area,” he said. “We have talked about how we can improve the situation we are in, knowing the FFP situation as well.

“It’s not my job [to oversee transfers]. I’m a head coach but I’m sure there are ways to be creative and show how important this club is to English football.

“The way we are trying to play can be attractive for many clubs to bring young players here. I think there are many ways to find a way.”


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