Harry Redknapp resigns from QPR coaching job

Thegoalmac can reveal that Harry Redknapp has resigned from his position as manager of QPR, the club have confirmed.

The 67-year-old has been at the west London club for just over two years and although he could not prevent them suffering relegation in the 2012-13 season, he went on to lead them to playoff victory the following season.

However, the Rs sit 19th in the Premier League after 23 games and have suffered 11 consecutive away top-flight losses this season, and with the club failing to secure any signings on deadline day, the club's official website broke the news of Redknapp's resignation.

A statement from Tony Fernandes read: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Harry for everything he has done for QPR during his time in charge.

“We part on good terms and I would personally like to wish him all the best for the future.”

Redknapp added: “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.

“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.”

Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand have assumed temporary control of the first team until a successor is named.

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