The former Tottenham and Portsmouth boss looks set to fail in leading QPR to the great escape. Are we to believe he will manage in The Championship?
Up until the Aston Villa result before the international break I truly believed the great escape was on for QPR. After that thrilling defeat I was less convinced but still believing that this bunch of talented players stewarded by the managerial nous of Harry Redknapp might just perform a miracle.
After the defeat to Fulham; I am now no longer a believer.
It was not just the defeat but the manner of its occurrence. To concede those three shambolic goals in the first half was Premier League status suicide and now; seven points adrift with seven points remaining it appears mission improbable has become mission impossible.
Harry Redknapp has failed to clear up the mess left behind by Mark Hughes.
If QPR had been more decisive at the start of the season when things went wrong so quickly who knows; maybe Harry could have saved them but for all that fanciful hindsight it will be no consolation to the QPR faithful who almost certainly seem doomed to watching one of the most heavily invested teams of the Premier League era to have been relegated.
Which leads me to my next question? Who expects Harry Redknapp to be in charge of the club next season?
As much as the worry should obviously be about how the effect of relegation may impact what must be a bumper sized wage-bill the long-term status of the coach must also be considered.
At 66-years-old, and I am sure he won’t mind me saying so; Harry is not getting any younger. While staying in the Premier League would be his biggest fillip to remaining QPR gaffer relegation will probably terminate that enthusiasm.
He has been through enough as it is lately with court cases and heart surgery abounding without having to travel the length and breadth of the country in a 46 game season perhaps more nail-biting than even the Premier League.
For me personally, and I mean this with no disrespect, I simply cannot see Redknapp embracing the thought of Championship football next season.
So with their impending relegation not only will QPR have to reshuffle the pack in the playing squad in order to balance the books but they may also be searching for another manager to boot.
Do you think Redknapp will stay if QPR are relegated?
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