Harry Redknapp believes he would have kept QPR in the Premier League

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Queens Park Rangers' relegation out of the Premier League was confirmed on Sunday as they lost heavily at Manchester City.

Harry Redknapp has told the Daily Telegraph that he believes he would have kept Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.

Redknapp left Loftus Road in February, citing ill health as his reason for leaving, and was replaced by Chris Ramsey.

Ramsey has failed to keep QPR in the top division – with a 6-0 defeat at Manchester City over the weekend condemning them to Championship football next season - but Redknapp believes their fate would have been very different had he remained in the dugout.

"I felt I would have kept them up,” he said. “I wasn’t sure who was pulling for me and who wasn’t. Behind the scenes I always felt there were one or two people with their own agendas. Nine of the team that started [on Sunday] played in the Championship last year when we got up in the play-offs. We weren’t good enough.”

QPR were in the relegation zone when Redknapp left and most supporters of the R's feel that Ramsey had little chance of keeping them up.

When Ramsey took over the side were short of quality in a number of key areas and had still not managed to pick up an away point all season.

He was able to improve on this record, but it was too little, too late and, ultimately, the side have gone down without putting up much of a fight.

QPR will now be looking to bounce back at the first time of asking and it seems that Ramsey will be the man entrusted to get them back to the top-tier, with the Daily Mail suggesting that he is set to land the top job on a permanent basis.

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