QPR set to offer Redknapp new deal

Posted on Aug 26 2014 - 3:54pm by Staff Writer

QPR are set to offer manager Harry Redknapp a new contract just hours after fresh reports surfaced suggesting the sacking of the experienced coach could be on the cards.

The London club may have lost both of their two opening Premier League matches this season, but it seems that owner Tony Fernandes is not fazed by their slow start.  He believes that Redknapp is the right man to keep QPR in the top flight and is understood to be preparing a new long-term deal that could see the Englishman end his managerial days with the club.

The former Tottenham coach’s contract with QPR expires at the end of the current campaign and after suffering a defeat to Hull City along with a thrashing by his old club Spurs, speculation of his pending exit has been brewing.

Only this morning, The Daily Mirror revealed that Tim Sherwood – who also used to manage Tottenham – could be the man to succeed Redknapp at QPR should poor form continue at Loftus Road.

Redknapp led QPR to Premier League promotion last season after a late dramatic goal by striker Bobby Zamora secured a 1-0 victory over Derby County in the Championship play-off final.

Club owner Fernandes has not lost sight of this and remains positive about his side’s chances of avoiding relegation under Redknapp this season, taking to social media site Twitter to reveal his happiness.

He tweeted: “We have got good players, good manager, good spirit, good coaches, great shareholders and great fans.

“We have bought all of the players that the manager wanted and we love the club, we can’t do any more. Now it is up to Harry and the boys.”