As always, Harry to the rescue!
Harry Redknapp will return to premier league football at Queens Park Rangers after agreeing to replace Mark Hughes in a deal worth around £7.5million until the end of the 2014-15 season.
Queens Park Rangers opened talks with Harry Redknapp about replacing Mark Hughes as manager on Friday after the sack of Mark Hughes.
Hughes was dismissed as QPR head coach earlier on Friday, with the club bottom of the Premier League table after failing to win any of their first 12 matches of the season.
“Queens Park Rangers Football Club has today (Friday) terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes with immediate effect,” the club announced on their official Twitter page.
QPR, who avoided relegation on the final day of last season, are the only club in the English league system yet to have won a game.
Hughes had received backing from the club’s Malaysian owner, Tony Fernandes, in recent weeks, but last weekend’s 3-1 loss at home to fellow strugglers Southampton left them five points adrift of safety. The sack of former Chelsea manager, Roberto Di Matteo after just a bad run of few games might have influenced Fernandes’ decision.
“This decision has been taken after careful consideration by the Board of Directors, following numerous meetings over the last few days,” read a statement on the QPR website.
“Mark has shown integrity and professionalism throughout his time here, but ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the Board of Directors with very little choice but to make a change.
“The Board will now be working actively to put a new managerial structure in place as soon as possible.
“Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki will take charge of the R’s trip to Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
“The club will be making a further announcement in due course,” the statement had said.
Harry Redknapp, 65, was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur in June, but had since been working in an advisory role at League One (third-tier) club Bournemouth, before he was recently linked to the vacant managerial position with the Ukrainian national team.
When asked by the BBC if he would be attending Saturday’s game at Old Trafford as a guest of QPR, he said: “We will have to wait and see.”
Harry will not be in charge of today’s game against Manchester United, but QPR faithfuls say they are eager to see him at the stadium.
Harry Redknapp is known to help teams out of trouble like he did with Portsmouth and Tottenham. He also helped establish West Ham in the premier league bringing players like his nephew, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, and Joe Cole to limelight.