VIDEO: Redknapp reacts to journalist telling him Tim Sherwood is favourite to replace him

Harry Redknapp

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp responded surprisingly well after being told that he was the bookies' favourite for the sack.

During his Friday press conference ahead of Liverpool's visit to Loftus Road, Redknapp was informed by a journalist that he has now been deemed most likely of all Premier League managers to be forced out the back door.

Surprisingly, the 67-year-old's response was fairly upbeat. He simply countered the remark by asking the journo whether or not he had placed money on the bet in question. "Some wise punter has had a few quid on me, I’d imagine," he continued.

If Redknapp was feeling the pressure, then he did well not to let it show. He guided Rangers back into the Premier League through the play-offs last season but the side have struggled on their return to the top flight, sitting bottom of the table with just four points from seven games (and one win in those seven).

Redknapp has reacted to the growing pressure he is under at Loftus Road by vowing he will not quit the Premier League outfit. With a growing number of supporters calling for his head, speculation has grown that the club might replace him with former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood or Tony Pulis.

Speaking of speculation about the ex-Spurs boss, he remained in a defiant and positive mood. “Tim [Sherwood] is a punter. How can I talk about somebody else being touted for my job? What am I supposed to say? ‘Yeah, he’d be great for my job, he’s a fantastic coach, I gave him a job at Tottenham.’ Yeah, what can I say...”

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