Former Saints boss Harry Redknapp named new QPR boss

Former Saints boss Harry Redknapp

Former Saints boss Harry Redknapp

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FORMER Saints boss Harry Redknapp was today named as the new manager of QPR on a two-and-a-half year deal, the London club announced.

He has replaced the sacked Mark Hughes at Loftus Road.

The Barclays Premier League's bottom side moved fast to replace Hughes, who was only dismissed yesterday morning.

Redknapp, who will be in the stands as Rangers take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon, told the club's official website: ''I'm delighted to be back in the managerial hot-seat at QPR.

''When I spoke to the shareholders and they told me about their plans I knew this was too good an opportunity to turn down.

''There's no doubt there's a lot of ability in the squad, but for one reason or another things haven't gone as well as everyone expected since the start of the season.

''I can't wait to get to work and get the results necessary to kick-start our season.''

Redknapp, who left Tottenham at the end of last season, takes over a side four points adrift at the foot of the table and without a win from their first 12 league games.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes said: ''Harry was our number one target, the unanimous choice of the board and we're delighted we've been able to attract him to the club.

''He has a proven track record in the Premier League and has all the characteristics we were looking for to get us out of the current situation we find ourselves in.

''His man-management skills are second to none and we are confident he is the right man to lead us away from the bottom of the table.''

A announcement regarding Redknapp's backroom team will be made in due course.

When Redknapp took over at Saints in 2004 they were in a similar position to QPR today.

He was not able to keep Saints in the top flight as the club suffered relegation to the Championship in May 2005.

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11:17am Sat 24 Nov 12

Brite Spark says...

He'll spend tens of millions, leave them relegated but having made a packet himself. He's not a good manager at all but he is a very crafty dodgy dealer.
He'll spend tens of millions, leave them relegated but having made a packet himself. He's not a good manager at all but he is a very crafty dodgy dealer. Brite Spark
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11:24am Sat 24 Nov 12

Cyber__Fug says...

I wonder how much his family made out of the bookies this time ???
I wonder how much his family made out of the bookies this time ??? Cyber__Fug
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11:26am Sat 24 Nov 12

hulla baloo says...

What salary is the dog on?
What salary is the dog on? hulla baloo
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11:42am Sat 24 Nov 12

arthur boutfaith says...

looks like he's turning one out
looks like he's turning one out arthur boutfaith
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12:00pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Linesman says...

I think that he and QPR deserve each other.
I think that he and QPR deserve each other. Linesman
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12:13pm Sat 24 Nov 12

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Kiss of death for Q.P.R.
bet the Ukraine job was just a gamble to far for old arry !
Kiss of death for Q.P.R. bet the Ukraine job was just a gamble to far for old arry ! SPIKEISLANDTRADER
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12:25pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Little Hitler says...

Dat picture!
Dat picture! Little Hitler
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12:37pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Lockssmart says...

Bye QPR
Bye QPR Lockssmart
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12:42pm Sat 24 Nov 12

mushrooms says...

Cannot wait to play QPR at home now. Hopefully we'll be sending them on their way whilst securing our prem spot for 2013-14

You saggy faced b*, we're sending you down!
Cannot wait to play QPR at home now. Hopefully we'll be sending them on their way whilst securing our prem spot for 2013-14 You saggy faced b*, we're sending you down! mushrooms
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12:54pm Sat 24 Nov 12

loosehead says...

God Thank You It's Christmas time & we now have our Christmas present.
At least we now know Harry won't be coming here & he'll try to use QPR to get back to his beloved ToTTenham?
God Thank You It's Christmas time & we now have our Christmas present. At least we now know Harry won't be coming here & he'll try to use QPR to get back to his beloved ToTTenham? loosehead
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1:15pm Sat 24 Nov 12

CHARLIE TAYLOR says...

Glad QPR has a manager who can"t read or write! as stated in court !!
Glad QPR has a manager who can"t read or write! as stated in court !! CHARLIE TAYLOR
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1:20pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Linesman says...

CHARLIE TAYLOR wrote:
Glad QPR has a manager who can"t read or write! as stated in court !!
Don't worry about that. When the contract needs to be signed, his dog will add a paw-print.
[quote][p][bold]CHARLIE TAYLOR[/bold] wrote: Glad QPR has a manager who can"t read or write! as stated in court !![/p][/quote]Don't worry about that. When the contract needs to be signed, his dog will add a paw-print. Linesman
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2:59pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Crossley Place Saint says...

Very pleased to see 'Arry installed as manager somewhere (anywhere) other than here. Remember the Nige-Hughes "El Sackio" showdown was only a week ago. But events do seem to be unfolding with a certain inevitability, and I fear that our next bad result will see Cortese replace Nige with Di Matteo.
Very pleased to see 'Arry installed as manager somewhere (anywhere) other than here. Remember the Nige-Hughes "El Sackio" showdown was only a week ago. But events do seem to be unfolding with a certain inevitability, and I fear that our next bad result will see Cortese replace Nige with Di Matteo. Crossley Place Saint
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3:26am Sun 25 Nov 12

shirley-bill says...

He is on 3m a year plus 1m if he keeps them up. He will spend spend and spend
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He is on 3m a year plus 1m if he keeps them up. He will spend spend and spend . shirley-bill
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5:42am Sun 25 Nov 12

Sammy2sheds says...

the bloke is no mug,as much as I do not like what he did to us I think qpr are now stronger for his appointment.we need 3 teams to be worse than us this season and this has made things very interesting.its game on now.we beat the geordies and the lads confidence will be flying.
4 0 to saints
the bloke is no mug,as much as I do not like what he did to us I think qpr are now stronger for his appointment.we need 3 teams to be worse than us this season and this has made things very interesting.its game on now.we beat the geordies and the lads confidence will be flying. 4 0 to saints Sammy2sheds
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