Rio Ferdinand explains how Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers exit will help him

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand hopes to play more for Queens Park Rangers now that Harry Redknapp has left.

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has told The Sun that he hopes to play more now that Harry Redknapp has left.

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Redknapp stepped down as the QPR manager on Tuesday due to health reasons, with the London club yet to appoint his successor.

Ferdinand has struggled for playing time for Rangers so far this season, having been able to make only eight appearances in the Premier League.

The 36-year-old centre-back, who joined QPR on a free transfer in the summer of 2014 after leaving Manchester United, has struggled with injuries as well.

However, Ferdinand now hopes to be given more chances under a new manager.

“One of the reasons clubs get a boost when the manager changes is that players like myself, who have been out of the side, sense the chance to get back in,” the former Leeds United star told The Sun.

“We all start from scratch with the new man. It’s a level playing field and I want to be doing my bit to help, having spent a lot of this season on the bench which has been frustrating.”

Should Ferdinand get more chances?

Ferdinand was one of the world’s best centre-backs in his prime, but now he is a shadow of his former self.

One of the reasons why Redknapp dropped him was his errors at the start of the season, and it is something that the former United star should look to eradicate from his game.

Although Ferdinand is right in asking to be given chances, he needs to show that he deserves them.

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