Harry Redknapp: What I told Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes about new contract

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp does not want a new contract until and unless he can guarantee the club Premier League football next season.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is a man under pressure.

The London club were believed to be the most equipped of the three promoted teams to retain their Premier League status, but things are not going according to plan.

Heading into the two-week international break, Rangers find themselves at the foot of the league table with just four points from seven matches.

Redkapp’s side are statistically the worst defensive team in the Premier League, having conceded no fewer than 15 goals while scoring just four.

Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has played down suggestions that he could sack Redknapp (click here to read more), whose current contract with the club runs out at the end of the season.

Amid such trying times, a new contract for Redknapp will not be the club’s main priority at the moment, and the Englishman understands that.

In fact, the 67-year-old himself is not willing to put pen to paper until he can ascertain that Rangers will not go down.

'The truth is I told (owner) Tony Fernandes three or four weeks ago that I do not want a contract', Sky Sports quoted Redknapp as telling The Sun. 'We'll see where QPR finish the season and take it from there.

'If we get relegated I wouldn't expect to stay and I wouldn't want to. I told Tony that I get on so well with him and know him so well I don't want a contract. I don't need one'.

It is indeed quite noble of Redknapp not to ask for a new contract and to put the club before him.

QPR suffered relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2012-13 season but bounced back straightaway. They simply cannot afford to go back to the Championship.

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