Tony Fernandes sends message to QPR fans after relegation

Tony Fernandes

A 6-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League today condemned Queens Park Rangers to relegation to the Championship.

Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has told the fans to remain optimistic of a bright future in a statement published on the club’s official website.

Fernandes made the comments following QPR’s relegation from the Premier League today.

Rangers needed to pick up all three points from their league game against Manchester City away from home this afternoon to maintain any chance of remaining in the English top flight for the 2015-16 campaign.

However, the London outfit were hammered 6-0 by City at the Etihad Stadium, with Argentina international striker Sergio Aguero scoring a hat-trick.

QPR will play in the Championship next season, but Fernandes has assured the fans that they should remain optimistic about the future.

“We are aware of the financial implications of relegation and as a group of shareholders we remain 100 per-cent committed in the short, medium and long term,” said Fernandes in a statement published on QPR’s official website.

“We have an opportunity to rebuild again and put in place the foundations to deliver long term success and stability at QPR.

“I can reassure all Rangers supporters that the building blocks are in place to move things in the right direction for the future, from the Academy upwards, to create a culture and philosophy within the club that QPR fans can be proud of.”

It seems that Fernandes is confident of a successful future for QPR, but one suspects that much of that will depend on how soon they can return to the Premier League.

The Championship is a fiercely competitive league, and there is no guarantee that Rangers will finish in the top six next season.

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