QPR confirm Redknapp will stay on as manager despite relegation

The former Tottenham boss has won just four of his 23 Premier League matches in charge of the Rs, but Tony Fernandes insists he is still the right man for the job
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has confirmed Harry Redknapp will stay on as manager, despite the club's relegation from the Premier League.

The west Londoners' fate was sealed by a drab goalless draw with similarly condemned Reading on Sunday, leaving them nine points behind Aston Villa with just three matches to play.

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Redknapp has won just four of his 23 Premier League matches since succeeding Mark Hughes in November, but Fernandes is adamant the former Spurs boss is the man to lead them in the Championship.

“I have had a positive meeting with Harry,” the QPR chairman told the club's official website.

“I don’t think there was any point where he was thinking of not being with us and continuing this project he has embarked upon with a third of the season through.

“Harry is a football man and he knows what he wants in terms of players. We had a good discussion today with Ruben (Emir Gnanalingam), Philip (Beard, CEO) and Mark (Donnelly, COO) on the kind of players we want next season.

“Harry will not be forced to sell any players he wants to keep. We had a very good discussion on this. Harry has been very pragmatic and the shareholders have been very pragmatic. There are some players that we really want to keep and we will do our best to keep them. I think we will.

“It was a good meeting because we are all very clear on the timelines, we’re very clear on what to do. We may not get everything we want but I am comforted by the fact we have a plan.”