Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has played down suggestions that he could take over from Mark Hughes at Queen’s Park Rangers.
Presumably, because Mark Hughes is yet to be fired but as he is yet to record a single win this season with the Hoops who have taken just 4 points from the 36 available, and currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League.
Hughes is understandably the bookmakers’ favourite to get the sack, despite receiving full backing from the majority shareholder and chairman Tony Fernandes.
Speculation that Redknapp could take the reigns as the Welshman’s successor, however, don’t sit well with the former Spurs man’s conscience – a banner reading “Harry Come And Save Us” caught the eye of television cameras during QPR’s home to defeat to Southampton on Saturday.
“It would not be fair of me to talk,” Redknapp explained.
“Mark is in the position he is in, but he is a top bloke, an excellent manager.”
Hughes was sacked from his previous position at Manchester City in 2009 and subsequently took over at Fulham where he remained for just 11 months – enough time for him to fall out with club owner Mohamed Al-Fayed who called him a ‘flop’, upon his resignation in 2011.
Redknapp made light of the banner, claiming,
“My wife put the banner up, she just wants to get me out of the house! We will wait and see.”
However, all jokes aside, Hughes’ days at Loftus Road are well and truly numbered – he needs to win but even once that hurdle is overcome the Hoops will have their work cut out for them if they intend to avoid relegation.
But, for now at least, Hughes has the support of his chairman. Fernandes wrote on Twitter,
“I have put my heart and soul into this with my other shareholders and done all we can to give support to players and all management. I can only apologise to the QPR fans. We keep fighting.”
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