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Redknapp resigns as QPR manager

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed their manager Harry Redknapp has stepped down from his managerial post at Loftus Road on Tuesday.

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss is due to undergo a knee surgery in the coming weeks, which has been the reason behind his decision to leave his role with the English Premier league relegation strugglers.

Meanwhile, until the London-based club announce Redknapp’s replacement, Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey have been placed in temporary charge.

“Harry Redknapp has tendered his resignation at QPR, which has been accepted by the Board,” a statement on The Hoops’s official website read.

“Redknapp – who joined the club in November 2012, overseeing 105 matches in charge – informed Chairman Tony Fernandes of his decision to resign this morning. He will undergo knee replacement surgery in the coming weeks.”

After resigning, Redknapp said, as quoted by Soccer Lens: “I have had such a fantastic time at QPR. I would like to thank the Board, the players and all my staff, and especially the supporters who have been absolutely fantastic to me since I arrived at the club for their tremendous support.”

“Sadly I need immediate surgery on my knee which is going to stop me from doing my job in the coming weeks. It means I won’t be able to be out on the training pitch every day, and if I can’t give 100 per-cent I feel it’s better for someone else to take over the reins.”

The 67-year-old Englishman added: “My relationship with Tony Fernandes has been one of the highlights of my footballing career and I wish the club every success. I am confident they will survive in the Premier League this year.”


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