Kevin Bond explains why Harry Redknapp really left QPR

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The former Queens Park Rangers coach has been discussing his time in west London.

Former QPR assistant Kevin Bond has explained the thinking behind Harry Redknapp's Loftus Road exit in February 2015, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, Bond admits QPR's away form was 'really poor' and that Redknapp felt he wasn't getting anywhere so had to call it a day.

But the former no.2 says he wouldn't change anything about the good times at QPR.

Bond told Sky Sports News on Friday afternoon: "Our form at home was very, very good. Away from home was really poor and we couldn’t really find an answer.

"In the end, Harry didn’t really think he was getting anywhere so he called it a day. But I wouldn’t swap getting to the Premier League at Wembley for anything."

While it is generally accepted Redknapp left QPR because he had given up on the battle against relegation, his official line was that his knees wouldn't let him manage anymore in a physical capacity.

QPR fans may have wondered if the club would be far better off in the long run had Redknapp not taken over at Loftus Road.

But plenty of blame must also be apportioned to Tony Fernandes. The hope now is that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink can mould a winning team long term, although he'll need far better help from Fernandes, while Les Ferdinand will have to leave his post or seriously improve his performance as 'head of football operations.'

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