QPR is a 'lifelong commitment,' insists Tony Fernandes

The Hoops chairman pledges his future to the relegation-threatened west London club, despite hinting earlier this year that he would leave if he is not able to "fix" things
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes insists that he has made a "lifelong commitment" to the club and urges fans to "focus on the future".

The Malaysian millionaire, who owns 66 per cent of the relegation-threatened team, had said in January that "if I can't fix it, I will be the first to go" but appears to have reversed his position.

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"In any business there will be hiccups but this is not a one-year or two-year project. This a lifelong commitment," Fernandes wrote in a statement on the club's official website.

"We fight and fight. I am not despondent at all. QPR has come a long, long way from where we were and the plan continues."

After their 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, the Rs sit bottom of the Premier League table, seven points from safety, but Fernandes remains optimistic in the fight against the drop.

"We should have won at the weekend and made it easier for ourselves but we didn't. So what!" he continued.

"There are still eight games to go. We beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and showed against Southampton that we are capable of putting wins together and we have scored seven goals in our last three fixtures, so anything can happen.

"Forget Aston Villa. Focus on the future. The path in front of us is exciting."