Boardroom changes at Rangers

The Malaysian businessman is a major shareholder at Loftus Road and will now take on a more active role alongside Tony Fernandes following the club’s relegation to the Championship.

Gnanalingam will work alongside Fernandes as well as newly-appointed chief-executive Lee Hoos and director of football Les Ferdinand on the day-to-day management side.

???I have come on board in a more hands-on role to provide Tony with support across various areas of the club,” Gnanalingam told the club’s official website.

???Working as co-chairmen allows us to commit more time to QPR both individually and as a collective unit, making decisions together, whilst focusing on our specific duties.

???We are fully aware of the rebuilding task that is required at the club. It will take time, but ??? as a group of shareholders ??? we remain 100% committed to QPR.

???I am excited and confident about how this relationship will work, as we look to get the club back on a sound footing. I am eager to just get down to work. The time for talking will come later.???

QPR owner Fernandes is delighted with the appointment as the club looks to make a quick return to the Premier League.

Fernandes said: ???I???m really pleased with the new set-up and confident our individual strengths will enable us to dovetail efficiently in the best interests of the club, providing effective leadership to Lee and Les.

???We know we have a lot of work to do in terms of re-establishing the traditions of QPR, but with two of us working at closer quarters with the senior management team that we have in place at the club, we believe we can create a positive future in the short, medium and long term.???