QPR coach Manisha Tailor has been breaking down boundaries her entire life, but even she admits it’s ‘extraordinary’ that she has been promoted to assistant head of coaching for the club’s under-9s to under-16s – making her the first woman and first person of South Asian heritage to hold such a position.
The 40-year-old will assist head of coaching Chris Ramsey, who has been a mentor and big supporter in Tailor’s journey.
“I am looking forward to continuing to learn from senior staff and assist Chris Ramsey in enforcing and disseminating the philosophy at the academy. This is quite an extraordinary position to be in, as a woman and as a south Asian woman. I hope that it inspires change so that we see more women from different backgrounds in these types of roles,” she told Eastern Eye.