Redknapp to begin QPR talks

15:26 23 November 2012

Harry Redknapp, pictured right while in charge of Tottenham, behind former QPR boss Mark Hughes (left). Photo credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

Harry Redknapp, pictured right while in charge of Tottenham, behind former QPR boss Mark Hughes (left). Photo credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

QPR and Harry Redknapp are to begin talks “shortly” about the vacant manager’s position at Loftus Road.

A spokesman for Paul Stretford’s Triple S Sports and Entertainment company said: “Contact has been made between QPR and us as Harry Redknapp’s representatives.

“Talks will be beginning shortly.”

Mark Hughes was sacked earlier today by the London club, who have not won a Premier League game all season.

Redknapp’s name has long been linked with the managerial position at Loftus Road as Hughes continued to fail to get the best out of his big-name players at the club.

But it is understood no contact was made until after Hughes was sacked earlier today.

As well as being unable to guide QPR to a league win this season Hughes had struggled to pick up results since replacing Neil Warnock as manager back in January.

Rangers won only eight games in all competitions under the Welshman and it was reported Hughes rejected the chance to resign from his position in a meeting at the club’s training ground on Monday.

QPR owner Tony Fernandes consistently came out on Twitter to back Hughes but the 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton last weekend appears to have been the final straw for the board, which released a statement this morning confirming the end of Hughes’ tenure.

The sacking comes just 24 hours before QPR travel to face Manchester United at Old Trafford and the board seem to have acted quickly in contacting former Tottenham boss Redknapp to replace Hughes, something they stressed was of importance.

Redknapp, 65, took charge of Spurs when the club were bottom of the table and ended up guiding the north London side to two fourth-place finishes during his spell at White Hart Lane.

Since being sacked as Spurs boss in June Redknapp acted in an advisory role to Bournemouth and was also recently linked with the vacant post as manager of the Ukraine national team.

It is understood representatives of Redknapp had held talks with the Football Federation of Ukraine but it now appears Fernandes has acted quickly to tempt his first-choice to Loftus Road.

When asked by the BBC whether he will be a guest of the club at QPR tomorrow, Redknapp said only: “We will have to wait and see.”

After facing the Red Devils Rangers’ next three league fixtures all come against sides in the bottom six.

A trip to Sunderland on Tuesday is followed by a home game against Aston Villa and a clash with Wigan at the DW Stadium.

If Redknapp takes charge he will face back-to-back matches with two of his former sides in January with a home game against Spurs on the 14th preceding a trip to West Ham five days later.

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