Ray Parlour comments on Redknapp's resignation and suggests 'perfect' replacement

Tim Sherwood Press Conference 12/02/2014

Former Arsenal star Ray Parlour has given his thoughts on Harry Redknapp's resignation and Tim Sherwood as a possible replacement

Former Arsenal star Ray Parlour suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that Harry Redknapp can’t be blamed for resigning from his role as QPR boss.

The BBC was among the sources to confirm that Redknapp had resigned yesterday because of impending surgery on a knee problem and Parlour has defended the now former QPR boss.

“Look, he’s made the decision on health grounds – I believe he went to watch his grandson play in a game and couldn’t stand up for that, he’s doing what’s best for his health,” said Parlour.

One of the main characteristics of Redknapp’s personality as a manager is the way he gets involved on the touchline, issuing instructions to his players and a vocal and passionate manager.

If he’s not able to do that as effectively as someone else who could lead the club, then he’s made the right call.

In terms of who could replace him, the Guardian has named former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood as top of the club’s target list and Parlour feels he’d be ideal.

“Tim Sherwood would be the perfect fit for the club – He knows Les Ferdinand well and it could work.”

Sherwood has been out of work since he was relieved from his position as Spurs boss, but he showed a good ability to work with and develop younger players at the club.

Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb are examples of two players who got a chance under his guidance and he should bring a fresh approach to the position, which may well keep the team in the Premier League.

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