Redknapp was "number one target" says QPR Chairman

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."

Fernandes continued: "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.

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Redknapp is new QPR boss

Harry Redknapp has been named as the new manager of QPR on a two-and-a-half year deal, the London club announced.