Fernandes: Redknapp will stay in charge even if QPR are relegated

Harry Redknapp watches his side lose to Manchester United. Photo: PA

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes expects manager Harry Redknapp to stay at Loftus Road whatever their fate at the end of the Premier League season.

And Fernandes has reiterated his own commitment to QPR, stressing he will "stay and fix it" as the club's plight becomes increasingly troubling.

Today saw the R's beaten 2-0 at home by Premier League leaders Manchester United, and they are seven points adrift of fourth-bottom Wigan, the team in the last safe position.

QPR have 11 games remaining to save themselves from the drop, with the odds on their survival prospects lengthening.

But they have a run of fixtures approaching against teams also battling away near the foot of the table, and Fernandes refuses to accept relegation as an inevitability.

Fernandes wrote tonight on Twitter: "I am optimistic as ever. I'm still smiling. Its the next 8 games. Lots of good things."

He added: "Good chat with Harry on the future come what may. We know what we have to do. Many points to play for."

Asked by a supporter whether Redknapp would also stay, whatever happens to the team at the end of the campaign, Fernandes replied: "I'm sure he will."

Fernandes has stressed he intends to stay involved with QPR.

"I will. I'm responsible for this mess ultimately. I have heard the fans and I will stay and fix it. I really love QPR. We can sort this out," he wrote.

"Not sure how many times I can pledge. Hahaha. But I'm pledging. Aint going anywhere as long as the fans want me."