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Former England and Spurs star turns down chance to take over key role at the FA

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first_imgHowever, he is currently impressing as director of football with Queens Park Rangers and duly turned the opportunity down.It is understood Ferdinand was on a four-man shortlist to replace Dan Ashworth, who is leaving the post in 2019 to join Brighton and Hove Albion.Speaking at a QPR fan forum on Thursday night, the 51-year-old said: “I spoke to them but it wasn’t time for me to leave this football club, I am happy to stay.”Ferdinand has overseen an upturn in QPR’s fortunes after financial troubles in the wake of their relegation from the Premier League, and has put together – along with former England boss Steve McClaren – a side challenging for the Championship play-offs. 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 latest Ferdinand on international duty in 1996, shortly before the European Championships Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos PAYBACK Most Popular Football Stories BEST OF “To be honest, they (FA) contacted the club and asked to speak to me…it’s the national team,” Ferdinand added.“I did speak to the FA and I made my views clear to them. I was flattered they wanted to speak to me because sometimes you read reports and they make you feel like you’re not doing a good job.“But they’ve recognised what we’ve done at this football club.”QPR chief executive Lee Hoos added he viewed the approach as a compliment. 2 revealed LATEST tense The powerful striker formed an almost unstoppable partnership with Alan Shearer at Newcastle United Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker scrap ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Les Ferdinand revealed he has rejected an interview for the chance to become the Football Association’s technical director.The former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United striker played for England on 17 occasions during his distinguished playing career. “The way we view it, we are flattered and honoured that they looked at this club,” he said.“This is the national team, the fact that the FA is looking at people who work here shows we have people doing the right thing.”last_img read more