Harry Redknapp on his Queens Park Rangers departure

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp admits that he struggled with regular speculation on his job at Premier League outfit Queens Park Rangers.

Harry Redknapp has told BBC Sport’s Football Focus that he thought that there was “someone mischievous” at Queens Park Rangers.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager stepped down as the QPR boss in early February due to heath reasons.

Redknapp was going to undergo knee operation, and he did not think that he was fit enough to carry on at QPR.

Leading up to his decision to resign, there were suggestions that the Englishman could be sacked, which the 68-year-old has now claimed were caused due to “someone mischievous” at the club.

"There was talk about Tim Sherwood coming in,” Redknapp told BBC Sport’s Football Focus. “QPR was in the paper every day. I've been at lots of other clubs, big clubs as well where you didn't get that.

"That got on my nerves. That was the big problem for me. As soon as we lost a few games, it would begin. I always thought there was someone mischievous causing it. I'd never had that before at any club I'd been at.”

QPR were struggling under Redknapp - no one can ignore that - but one can understand why the former Southampton boss found speculation on his job counter-productive.

After all, Redknapp was doing the best he could to make sure that QPR retain their Premier League status for next season.

Chris Ramsey is currently in charge of Rangers, but under him, the London outfit remain in danger of suffering relegation from the top flight of English football.

QPR are currently third from bottom in the Premier League table with 26 points from 32 matches, two points behind 17th-placed Hull City having played a game more.

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