QPR FACE RELEGATION
QPR are certainly facing down the barrel after becoming seven points adrift of safety with only seven matches remaining in the season. No club has survived this position to stay in the Premier league.
However, things are extremely different with QPR due to the huge finances involved. The club signed several players on huge wages, which means that they will be in an unsustainable position if they go down to the Championship even with the parachute money.
Even though owner Tony Fernandes has stressed on several occasions that the future of the club is secured even if they go down to the championship, there remains plenty of doubts about the same. Even the future of manager Harry Redknapp will also be in doubt once they are relegated. Fernandes, though, has said that he would like to retain the services of Redknapp even if there playing in the Championship next season. Redknapp arrived with the task of keeping QPR in the Premier league.
He replaced former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes at the helm. However, he has been able to get QPR from the bottom of the table to the 19th position only. Still, Fernandes has said that Redknapp will remain his manager next season as well.
“I want stability more than anything. I wanted it with Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes, so it’s third time lucky with Harry. I think he is the man. We understand each other well and he knows how committed the shareholders are. He has a great coaching staff and philosophy – he’s a fantastic man and I would love to keep him as long as he wants to stay. We will have to sit down with Harry and discuss who we want to keep and who would go,” said Fernandes in a recent radio interview.