Queens Park Rangers' new manager Harry Redknapp watched Manchester United beat QPR 3-1 at Old Trafford. For a match report and analysis visit the ITV Sport website.
Harry Redknapp is appointed manager of QPR. Enjoyed his company in recent weeks and wish him well. #HarryHoudini
It's a certainty Harry Redknapp will wave his magic wand at QPR and get them out of trouble. They'll do well to avoid a beating today though
Good luck to Harry an all at QPR. Big battle ahead.
QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes has revealed that the QPR board had no doubts over making a move for Harry Redknapp after Mark Hughes was sacked.
He told the club website:
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.
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.
We believe we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.
New QPR manager Harry Redknapp has spoken of his "delight" at joining the west London club on a two-and-a-half year deal.
He told the club website:
I’m delighted to be back in the managerial hot-seat at QPR.
When I spoke to the shareholders and they told me about their plans I knew this was too good an opportunity to turn down.
There’s no doubt there’s a lot of ability in the squad, but for one reason or another things haven’t gone as well as everyone expected since the start of the season.
I can’t wait to get to work and get the results necessary to kick-start our season.
QPR's head of communication has revealed that Harry Redknapp has joined the club as manager on a two-and-a-half year deal.
Harry Redknapp expects to be watching QPR from the stands tomorrow.
He said: "There are a couple of bits to be sorted out tonight but I've left it to other people and said I want it to happen because it's a club I want to manage.
"I'm looking forward to it. It's a big challenge and a tough job to take on - but I'm up for the challenge."
The 65-year-old confirmed he was hoping to travel up to tomorrow's Barclays Premier League match at Manchester United, before making Tuesday's match at Sunderland his first in charge."
Redknapp told Sky Sport news: "I'll watch the game tomorrow. I will probably travel up and watch the game in the stand.
"If everything gets sorted, and I'm sure it will, I'll be in Sunday morning, will have the team in training on Monday, then fly up to Sunderland."
Harry Redknapp has all but confirmed his appointment as QPR's new manager saying "there shouldn't be any problems".
The former Tottenham boss revealed he could be named as Mark Hughes' replacement at Loftus Road as early as tonight.
"Hopefully we can get it done tonight, there shouldn't be any problems," he told Sky Sports News.
QPR chief executive Philip Beard has said "it's too early to say" who will be the club's next manager.
In a short statement to Sky Sports News outside the club's Loftus Road headquarters, he added:
"It's been a difficult 48 hours for the club.
"It's too early to say (who will be Mark Hughes' successor) but we've got to make the right decision for QPR and the fans."
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes, who sacked manager Mark Hughes today, has reiterated his long term vision for the club on Twitter.
He said: "Though we have a change the long term vision of the club remains and much good work has already been done and will continue.
"This is a club where the chairman and shareholders look at all things in a long term view. But also take the views of the fans who are the most important constituents of the club. To us fans come first."