Fernandes convinced Redknapp will stay if QPR are relegated

The 48-year-old Malaysian businessman has fully backed his manager and believes he will remain at the helm despite watching the west London club fail to pick up points again
QPR owner Tony Fernandes has moved to reassure the club's fans by suggesting on his Twitter account that manager Harry Redknapp could stay at Loftus Road even if the Rs are relegated.

The west Londoners suffered a second consecutive Premier League defeat on Saturday, losing 2-0 to Manchester United at home, leaving Redknapp's side winless in six and seven points adrift of safety.

However, responding to a fan questioning whether Redknapp would stay regardless of the club's final league position, Fernandes wrote on Twitter: “I'm sure he will.

“I am optimistic as ever. I'm still smiling. Its the next 8 games. Lots of good things.

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“Good chat with Harry on the future come what may. We know what we have to do. Many points to play for.”

Though Fernandes has previously said that he will leave QPR if he can't solve the problems at the club, he quashed speculation over his future, reassuring supporters that he will remain involved with the Rs.

“I will. I'm responsible for this mess ultimately. I have heard the fans and I will stay and fix it. I really love QPR. We can sort this out,” he added on Twitter.

“Not sure how many times I can pledge. Hahaha. But I'm pledging. Aint going anywhere as long as the fans want me.”

QPR head to St Mary's to face Southampton next weekend.