In a rather shocking circumstance, Harry Redknapp has decided to quit as the QPR manager with the club poised to fight a seemingly lost cause against relegation. Redknapp has released a statement saying that his Knee Surgery is the main reason why he is leavng the club mid-season.
Harry Redknapp joined QPR in 2012 and saw his side get promoted to the Premier League. Redknapp was under severe pressure from the management and the fans for QPR’s appauling form and lack of results recently. QPR are currently 19th in the league and with a rather Un-Redknapp like transfer window QPR are in danger of getting relegated this season.
Harry Redknapp informed QPR chairman Tony Fernandes about his decision in the early hours of Tuesday and Tony Fernandes accepted Redknapp’s wish without creating much of a dispute.
Redknapp released the following statement in wake of his decision to quit as the QPR manager:
‘I have had such a fantastic time at QPR. I would like to thank the board, the players and all my staff, and especially the supporters who have been absolutely fantastic to me since I arrived at the club for their tremendous support.
‘Sadly I need immediate surgery on my knee which is going to stop me from doing my job in the coming weeks. It means I won’t be able to be out on the training pitch every day, and if I can’t give 100 per-cent I feel it’s better for someone else to take over the reins.
‘My relationship with 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.’
As of now, Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey are in charge of the club with Tim Sherwood being eyed as the most likely replacement for Harry Redknapp. QPR have a tough job of surviving this season’s relegation. Given how QPR have played on their travels (winless in 11 games on the road) whoever will be in charge of QPR next, will have to do a miracle to save QPR from going down this season.
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