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Amit Bhatia replaces Tony Fernandes as Queens Park Rangers chairman

By , Football League Correspondent | 4mo
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes steps down from the position with immediate effect, with Amit Bhatia taking on the role.

Tony Fernandes has said that "it is a good time for change" after announcing his decision to vacate his role as Queens Park Rangers chairman.

The 54-year-old and co-chairman Ruben Gnanalingam will make way with immediate effect to allow Amit Bhatia to move up from his role as vice-chairman.

Fernandes has made the decision two weeks on from QPR being fined £17m as part of a £42m settlement for breaching Financial Fair Player rules, which he believes leaves the West London outfit on more stable footing in the long term.

"It's a good time for a change as the club is now in a stable position and this will give the new chairman a good foundation to build upon," he told the club's official website.

"It's time for the club to have a chairman who is based in London. It was important for me to step down at a time where we have solved many issues such as FFP, making the club sustainable, building a strong academy and having a strong backroom team.

"I remain a committed shareholder and co-owner and will do what I can to get QPR back to the promised land."

Bhatia has been on the board at QPR since 2007.



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