QPR boss hits back at financial accusations

09:00 02 February 2013

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp (centre) on the touchline alongside his assistant Kevin Bond (left) and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas (right) during the 0-0 draw. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp (centre) on the touchline alongside his assistant Kevin Bond (left) and Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas (right) during the 0-0 draw. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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QPR manager Harry Redknapp reacted angrily to suggestions that the club’s transfer dealings were placing the club in jeopardy.

The R’s made two club record signings in Chris Samba and Loic Remy, for a combined fee in the region of £20million.

And there have been suggestions that the club will not be able to survive if they are relegated and Redknapp has been accused in some circles of mortgaging the club.

He reacted angrily by saying: “How am I mortgaging QPR? The chairman brought Chris Samba in and he did the deal on (Loic) Remy, he brought Remy in.

“He will sell Remy if need be. That is such nonsense really.”

It is unclear whether the new signings have relegation clauses and Redknapp is confident that the club is sustainable.

“I don’t know that,” he said. “It is up to the chairman and the board.

“I think it is sustainable. That was the decision of the chairman and the shareholders, it wasn’t me.

“Chris Samba has come here for no where near 100 grand a week. The chairman came to me and said I have got you Chris Samba. What can you do!”

Redknapp insisted that he wouldn’t have moved for the Congo defender if he hadn’t lost Ryan Nelsen, who has left to go to Toronto.

“It doesn’t mean we are going to stay up just because we have bought Samba,” he explained.

“It is a top centre-half replacing a top-centre half. If Ryan Nelsen had stayed here then I wouldn’t have had to buy Samba.

“Other clubs spend money down there; Villa have spent big money down there.

“People think they have bought just kids, go back to Darren Bent, you can go through a list of players there and they have spent good money as well.

“Richard Dunne and other players have all cost good money.”

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