Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Redknapp Flees QPR


Harry Redknapp has quit as QPR manager, blaming imminent knee replacement surgery for his decision.
The 67-year-old informed chairman Tony Fernandes at 05:30 GMT on Tuesday of his decision to leave the club, who are second bottom of the Premier League.

"I need immediate surgery," said Redknapp. "If I can't give 100%, it's better for someone else to take over."
Head of football operations Les Ferdinand and academy coach Chris Ramsey will take temporary charge.
Redknapp led QPR to promotion to the Premier League last season via the Championship play-offs.
There were reports he was one game from the sack before the 2-0 defeat by Manchester United on 17 January.
Afterwards, Redknapp blamed an "insider" for attempting to destabilise the club, while QPR chairman Tony Fernandes issued a statement on 19 January saying he would remain as manager.
"I have had such a fantastic time at QPR," said Redknapp, who took over Rangers in November 2012.
"I would like to thank the board, the players and all my staff, and especially the supporters who have been absolutely fantastic to me.
"My relationship with chairman Tony Fernandes has been one of the highlights of my footballing career and I wish the club every success.
"I am confident they will survive in the Premier League this year."

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