Harry Redknapp resigns as manager of QPR

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According to a report from Queens Park Rangers' official website, Harry Redknapp has tendered his resignation and the board have accepted.

Harry Redknapp has resigned as manager of Queens Park Rangers just a day after the January transfer window closed.

A report on the club’s official website has explained that Redknapp requires knee replacement surgery and as a result he will be unable to carry out his regular duties at the club.

A statement from Redknapp himself reads, “I won’t be able to come out on the training pitch every day, and if I can’t give 100 per cent I feel it’s better for someone else to take over the reins.”

QPR are currently 19th in the Premier League having won just 19 points from their first 23 matches.

Despite that they are only one point away from safety and they have enough quality in their squad to pull clear of trouble in the weeks and months ahead, especially with the prolific Charlie Austin leading the line.

Redknapp was surprisingly quiet on transfer deadline day - a day where he has sprung a number of surprises in the past - but it appears the decision has solely been made due to his need for surgery and for the club to have a man in place day in, day out at a crucial time of the campaign.

There is no word yet on who QPR chairman Tony Fernendes may move for to replace Redknapp following the shock news.

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