Former QPR player Marc Bircham appointed first team coach at Loftus Road

Date published: Tuesday 15th November 2016 5:47

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Former QPR player Marc Bircham has been appointed first team coach of the Sky Bet Championship side. 

Bircham joins manger Ian Holloway, who was announced as the new manager of Rangers on November 11, after the pair were on the touchline together during their time at Millwall between 2014 and 2015. 

The 38-year-old Bircham has spent the last 22 months in the US at Arizona United and Chicago Fire where he was assistant head coach. 

Speaking to the official QPR website, he said: “It really is a dream come true.

“QPR are the only club I’d have moved back to England for and the opportunity to work with Ollie again, at a club that we both know inside-out, was just too good to turn down.

“QPR are my club. I’ve supported Rangers all my life and I couldn’t be happier or more proud to be working alongside Ian, who gave me the best days of my professional career here.

“It felt like a bit of a homecoming when I was here with the legends in October – and I must admit that’s when it really hit home how much I missed Loftus Road.

“Now, thanks to Ollie and Les (Ferdinand), two men I respect and admire greatly, I’ve got a fantastic opportunity to continue my coaching career at the one place I’ve always wanted to be.”

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