Well, people have got what they wanted, just like they did when Mark Hughes was sacked and Harry came in.
Lets hope that lightning does not strike twice.
It's like deja vu all over again...
It's all about personal choice and opinions ... Lets not forget some said we were heading down before Hughes kept us up in 11-12, maybe the change will work, maybe not ? But the 11 away defeats and no win in seven was probably a big worry for the board, can't really blame them for trying to freshen things up. I think Hughes had more games than 15 though? Think it was 17 games Hughes had ,was to it after Newcastle? He got us six wins in those games all at home. Six wins will peep us up again, maybe we can get four at home and two away.
We won't know either way, just hope we can turn things round and stay in the Prem. Wont be easy but maybe we can just sneak it'.
Is Les going to be in charge until the end of season though ? If Im being truthful thought they would get SHERWOOD or someone in straight in away ?
Anyhow WBA and Palace got a new Manager and started with a win, hopefully we can do the same UR's.
In life, as in football, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
Mentioned on here last year that liked Sherwood's attitude but don't think he is right guy for us. Would love Eddie Howe but that won't happen so now would like manager from Middlesborough has turned that basket case around and they play good football.
Glad that saga is over. Now get the team motivated with some actual tactics and change the formation. If Tarat and Sandro are fit, tell them now they better be right to start on Saturday in a 4-3-3 system. Play Sandro with Henry holding with Fer in front of them and play Adel in a front three with Austin and Vargas. Go for it from now until the end of season, everything to gain.
The glass is neither half full or half empty. It is completely full, half water and half air - Narendra Modi 2013.
That's the other half of the excuse JJ,not being able to get more signings,A real joke,Take Zarate on loan then try to exchange him, WTF
Oh yes the knee thing is a feeble excuse...Harry is right though we did need to spend but you can't blame tf for not wanting harry to be the one to spend it! Just wish this had all happened a couple of weeks ago, now we're stuck with harrys old boys and no harry...but still surely we can't do any worse now than we would have done if he'd stayed.
MAIl HARRY REDKNAPP EXCLUSIVE: Why I REALLY had to leave QPR, but I am not quitting football
Harry Redknapp resigned as QPR manager on Tuesday Redknapp says he needs two knee replacements and was unable to continue Redknapp rang QPR owner Tony Fernandes at 5.30am to tell him of his decision
By Martin Samuel for MailOnline
Published: 10:52 EST, 3 February 2015 | Updated: 11:27 EST, 3 February 2015
Harry Redknapp quit Queens Park Rangers – after a dramatic 5.30am phone call to Tony Fernandes.
Redknapp, 67, revealed he came to the decision he could not continue after being told he would need replacements for both right and left knees. Unable to walk even 100 yards, he accepted he was not the man to lead Rangers into their relegation fight. And he called owner Fernandes in the small hours to deliver the news.
'I was awake all night, thinking about it,' Redknapp told me. 'I'm struggling so badly now. I can't walk, I can barely stand and watch. I'm in pain all the time. I've been putting it off, and putting it off, but it has got to the stage where I cannot do the job. Harry Redknapp quit QPR with the club second bottom of the Premier League +8
Harry Redknapp quit QPR with the club second bottom of the Premier League Reknapp on crutches during pre-season +8 Redknapp on crutches last season +8
Redknapp says his knee problem was the main reason why he had to quit QPR as he could no longer walk
'I booked a ticket for Fulham's FA Cup game with Sunderland on Tuesday night, but my first thought was, 'how am I going to get to the ground?' Even if I get a car park pass there is going to be some walking. I can't walk around Craven Cottage anymore, I can't walk down the street – that's how bad it has got.
'I went to see my grandson play football at the weekend, and after five minutes had to go back to the car. I couldn't even stand up. What sort of life is it if you can't watch the kids play? That sort of made my mind up. I went to bed thinking I would sleep on it, but then I couldn't sleep a wink. That's when I decided to call Tony. It must have been 5.30am. I just told him he needed someone who could properly coach and manage the team in the next ten weeks. It's such an important time. They need someone who can give it everything.'
Redknapp's resignation immediately brought speculation that he had become frustrated at a lack of activity in the transfer window. Rangers face financial fair play restrictions, and a huge fine, and have been working to cut budgets.
Yet he insisted this was not the case. 'I haven't got the hump, we haven't had a row,' said Redknapp. 'I knew some while ago that we were not going to be able to get much done in January. We had one real target on the last day, Emmanuel Adebayor, because we are short upfront. But he was too much money. I accept that. There are no hard feelings on my part – I've not had a problem with Tony Fernandes in all my time there. Redknapp says he had a good relationship with QPR owner Tony Fernandes +8
Redknapp says he had a good relationship with QPR owner Tony Fernandes Harry Redknapp guided QPR back to the Premier League at the first attempt via the play-offs +8
Harry Redknapp guided QPR back to the Premier League at the first attempt via the play-offs Redknapp says Emmanuel Adebayor was his only transfer target on deadline day - but he was too expensive +8
Redknapp says Emmanuel Adebayor was his only transfer target on deadline day - but he was too expensive
'I even went to training this morning because it was my intention to say goodbye to the lads. I went to sort out some bits and pieces with the club and by the time I had finished they were gone. It's been that quick. I just made my mind up because events were piling up. Being told I needed both knees replaced was a huge blow. It would put me out of the game for months because you can't have them done together.
'Steve McClaren called me when he heard the news and we were talking about our time together at Rangers last year. He reminded me that I was on crutches for ten weeks back then. It's been a problem for too long now.
'I know what people think – that I've been sacked, or stormed off because we couldn't get the players in. My son Jamie said that my timing has to be the worst in the world. When I look back on my career, it certainly isn't my strong point – but I can't control what people think. I feel positive about the future at Rangers – Sandro is back at the weekend and he will make a huge difference. We've got other players coming back from injury, too – if I could get out and coach them like I could five years ago, I'd be optimistic. But I can't. Redknapp and QPR have not won a single point away from home this season +8
Redknapp and QPR have not won a single point away from home this season Redknapp's final game in charge of QPR was the 3-1 defeat at Stoke +8
Redknapp's final game in charge of QPR was the 3-1 defeat at Stoke
'I was totally honest with Tony. I told him he needed someone who could commit to every aspect of the job in the next ten weeks, and that's not me. I still don't think I'm finished with football. When I've had the operations, I'll be looking for work again, I know that. I can't imagine my life without it. But right now, I've got to make my health the priority.
'I can't even walk the dogs. I stand watching the team play, and I'm struggling. It's reached a point where I can't ignore it any longer. It's not a decision I would take lightly. I've thought about it a few times this season, but have always decided to give it one last go.
'The last week has been the tipping point. I can barely move and I'm not enjoying my life. I need to get this done as quickly as I can and try to move on. Nigel Pearson at Leicester City told me he had a knee replacement and was ready to go again after six weeks. I'm not sure I'll be hopping about in that time, but I'll talk to Andy Williams, my surgeon, and we'll work out a plan.'
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I think this piece below takes a nail, and hits it squarely on the head... We need to think about what kind of club we want to be, what kind of club our owners want us to be, and the differences between those things. We need to think about how those differences have made us into the club we are today, and then what we are going to do about it.
I don't want our club to be nothing more than a vehicle for someone else's marketing campaign or lucrative property empire. It's right for Harry to go (he deserves blame for many things) but although pinning all our troubles entirely on him provides an easy, empty dopamine hit of catharsis, it wrongly lets many others off the hook and ultimately get us no further forward. Until we get at the problems which afflict QPR at a deep, institutional level - a big part of which, I'd argue, is the irreconcilable chasm between QPR as a genuine football club and QPR as corporate accessory, as mentioned above - then we will keep on lurching from crisis to crisis. Harry was just the latest face to front the circus.
Fan’s view: Harry Redknapp’s QPR reign has been a predictable shambles From a litany of preposterous signings to not knowing his best formation, the former manager won’t be missed. But Tony Fernandes should take much of the blame for this cursed club’s crisis too
Back when Harry Redknapp was appointed Queens Park Rangers manager in November 2012, I said on the Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast that I wasn’t overjoyed about him coming in to the club I support. Rangers would still be relegated, I predicted, we’d just do it more expensively. It was one of the rare football predictions I’ve made that was right. You won’t be surprised, then, to hear I’m not sorry he’s gone.
Redknapp’s reign has been a shambles, to be frank. There have been a preposterous number of signings, at a total cost reputed to be £58m, both on permanent deals and on loans, most of whom have been anonymous at best, and shocking at worst. The club wasted £12m on buying Christopher Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala in the January transfer window two years ago, to be rewarded with performances that redefined the word “ineffectual” (why Anzhi paid the same fee to bring him back at the end of the season is one of those mysteries that has one wondering quite what the deal was all about).
This season’s big peculiarity has been Jordon Mutch – bought last summer for £5.5m, given 11 games, none of them in his preferred position as an attacking central midfielder, then discarded for £4.75m to Crystal Palace, because – as chairman Tony Fernandes tweeted – he was “not in the manager’s plans”. If he wasn’t in the manager’s plans, why did the manager buy him in the first place?
Presumably because last summer he was in the manager’s plans. Redknapp intended to play a 3-5-2 based around Rio Ferdinand in central defence. The only problem with that being the one that was widely foreseen by everyone except Ferdinand and Redknapp: that the former Manchester United skipper was no longer up to being the linchpin of a Premier League defence, certainly when those alongside him were not of the very highest class. Both Ferdinand and 3-5-2 were discarded before we had to put on jumpers to go to matches, leaving Redknapp with a selection quandary – that being that he didn’t have the right players in midfield for any other formation. Rangers have had a glut of No 10s – Leroy Fer, Niko Kranjcar, the now departed Mutch, the ostracised Adel Taarabt – but played a system without No 10s, and with central players out of position on the wings. Nor did he have the defenders: he’d got rid of the club’s one true right back, Danny Simpson, and replaced him with a wing-back, Mauricio Isla, who often looks lost in a flat back four.
Rangers fans haven’t been happy with Redknapp for most of his tenure, and there’s going to be a fair amount of “ding dong the witch is dead” over the next few days. Though the club won promotion via the playoffs last season, it was hardly the triumphal procession it should have been, given the resources at Redknapp’s disposal. The football was usually pretty dreadful, especially away from home. At times the atmosphere at away games got poisonous as a result, with the loss away at Charlton last season a nadir, Rangers performing woefully in front of a large travelling support that seemed to spent more time squabbling among themselves about whether it was appropriate to let the team know exactly how bad they were rather than watching the game.
And yet, last summer, there was a certain amount of optimism. Rangers had Charlie Austin to bang in goals, and most of the new signings appeared to be the kind of players Rangers needed – young and talented, with resale value, rather than old lags cashing in one last time. So what’s gone wrong?
The answer can’t just be that Redknapp didn’t know what he was doing, though that did often seem to be the case as he tinkered with formations and failed to address defensive and attacking shortcomings in favour of piling up midfielders. Two successive managers with good records have come to Loftus Road and failed; they’ve bought youngish players who’ve looked good and done well elsewhere but failed in west London. Mark Hughes brought in Stéphane Mbia, Esteban Granero and Junior Hoilett; Redknapp’s brought in Austin (his one great success), Matt Phillips, Steven Caulker, Jordon Mutch and Leroy Fer. But still Rangers have struggled. The club has taken good managers and players and turned them into dross, giving them the footballing anti-Midas touch. Last time Rangers were in the Premier League it was apparently all Hughes’s fault the team was a disgrace, and that he’d been found out as a manager. Well, he’s done all right at Stoke, hasn’t he? And Mutch will now doubtless go on to shine for Palace.
The obvious conclusion from the last few years is that there is a deep-seated problem within the culture of the club, whereby failure is tolerated. Possibly the reason, in many fans’ eyes, is that the football club doesn’t seem to be central to the ambitions of Tony Fernandes and the consortium that owns Rangers.
Just look at the bungled announcement of its intention to build a new ground at Old Oak Common in northwest London (bungled because the owner of a chunk of the site, Car Giant, made plain it wanted to develop the land itself, without a football stadium, thank you very much). Or the signing of Ji-Sung Park, another of the underwhelming blasts from the past who’ve come to Loftus Road, pocketed their pay and not performed but acted as a useful marketing tool for Fernandes’s Air Asia. Building a strong football club seems to be somewhere down the list of priorities.
QPR is a club without any sense of vision. For all Fernandes’s boasts about long-term strategies, still no spade has gone into the earth on the promised new training facilities. The youth system has failed to produce a first-team regular in … well, I really don’t know how long. I can’t remember one – that’s how long it is. Fernandes inherited a tonne of these problems – Rangers had been a club that overpaid mediocre players for some years, and under the previous regime of Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone, the fact that Patrick Agyemang arrived for home games in his Bentley was seen by fans as the symbol of that stupidity.
But he has solved none of them and added more – internal debt of £170m, which would leave the club bankrupt if Fernandes and his friends decided to pull out and demand repayment, plus two bank loans totalling £42m.
And after all that, QPR are still in the same position they were when Fernandes took over – pootling along at the foot of the Premier League. You don’t hear his name sung very often at games anymore, and the mood of the messageboards has shifted.
Harry Redknapp did not do a good job at QPR. I am not sorry to see him gone. But the question remains: could anyone succeed at this cursed club?