Resignation of Phil Beard

Following his resignation as chief executive of QPR, QPR 1st Supporters Trust wishes Phil Beard well for the future.

The Supporters Trust will aim to establish a positive relationship with his successor.

The officer with responsibility for running day to day affairs at the club sets the tone for what kind of club they want QPR to be. We hope that in whatever new managerial arrangements are being established that the most senior management position will be occupied by someone who is keen to work in partnership with the traditional fan-base – demonstrating that the board understands the difference between football fans and supermarket customers.

The appointment of a director of football has no doubt impacted on the position of chief executive, and we hope the club is changing in a positive way.

We hope the new arrangements will be clear and the lines of responsibility will be fully explained to supporters.

We also hope that the new person with chief executive responsibilities will be able to get progress on Warren Farm training ground and the new stadium at Old Oak, and communicate with and fully involve supporters.

The Trust believes it is important for the future of the club that supporters can have a good relationship with the club’s senior management and we look forward to meeting members of the board and new management team in the near future.