Harry Redknapp insists QPR were doomed from the start, but promises to stick with club in Championship


The Hoops were relegated this weekend


By Pete Thompson

Harry Redknapp believes not even Sir Alex Fergurson could have saved QPR from relegation to the Championship this season.

Rangers’ fate was sealed, along with Reading’s, after the two teams played out a goalless draw at the Madejski Stadium.

And Redknapp claimed the task he took on replacing Mark Hughes as boss last November, was too big a mountain to climb.

“It was a difficult job here, let’s not kid ourselves,” he said

“I walked into Tottenham when they were bottom of the League but any fool could have got them off the bottom because they had fantastic players.

“I walked into QPR and I don’t think anybody could have got them out of the mess they were in – whether it was Alex Ferguson or Jose Mourinho. 

“That’s my honest opinion. It will be just as difficult next year to get back into the Premier League.”

Redknapp insisted that he would remain as manager for QPR’s Championship campaign and has the full backing of club owner Tony Fernandes.

However, following much criticism of expensive summer and January signings, the QPR boss said finding the right characters this time around will be crucial.

“The chairman wants me to stay and I’m happy here,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.

“It’s a good club. I work for smashing people and I want to try to get the club back up next year – that’s my ambition.

“We’ll give it a real go in the summer and see if we can find a couple of players who can change everything around at the club, change the attitude of the club and get the right types of people in and give it a real go, but it won’t be easy.”

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