Redknapp new QPR manager

Queens Park Rangers have hired Harry Redknapp after firing their previous manager Mark Hughes because the club have failed to win a Premier League game this season.

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Harry Redknapp: 'I'm close to joining QPR'

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 chairman reiterates club's long term vision after Hughes sacking

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes hugs his former manager Mark Hughes after the club escaped relegation last season. Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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."

Schmeichel: Hughes should have had more time in job

Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says his former team-mate Mark Hughes should have been given more time in charge of QPR.

He said the former Old Trafford forward has been a victim of modern football where people want instant success.

At the unveiling of a Sir Alex Ferguson statue at Old Trafford, former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke said he felt sorry for Hughes and that he was sure he would move back into football soon.

QPR: Had 'very little choice but to make a change'

Queens Park Rangers Football Club has announced it has terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes "with immediate effect".

Mark Hughes has been sacked by QPR. Credit: Press Assocation

A club statement reads: "The Board of Directors wish to thank Mark for his commitment, hard work and dedication in his ten months in charge.

"Mark has shown integrity and professionalism throughout his time here, but ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the Board of Directors with very little choice but to make a change."


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