Friday, 23rd November, 2012
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is opening talks with QPR about succeeding Mark Hughes at Loftus Road, his management agency have said.
Hughes was sacked as QPR boss earlier today, following a start to the season in the Premier League which has left the side bottom of the table and without a single win.
The Welshman brought in a substantial number of new players during his time in charge and has now paid the price for failing to find a winning formula.
Redknapp, who was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur during the summer, is QPR’s primary target, and the London club have made contact with the 65-year-old.
"Contact has been made between QPR and us as Harry Redknapp’s representatives", a spokesman for the manager’s management agency was quoted as saying by the BBC.
"Talks will be beginning shortly."
Redknapp has been interesting the Ukraine Football Federation, who have spoken about appointing the Englishman as the country’s next coach; it was a role Redknapp said he was thinking over.
But it appears the lure of remaining in the English Premier League will prove to be too strong for the former Portsmouth manager to head to Eastern Europe.
Redknapp led Spurs to fourth place in the Premier League last season, missing out on Champions League football only because Chelsea won the competition and then qualified as holders, at the White Hart Lane outfit’s expense.
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