Fernandes: We couldn't miss out on Harry

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QPR chairman Tony Fernandes admits he would probably have given Mark Hughes more time had he not feared losing out on Harry Redknapp.

The Welshman was sacked last month after the west Londoners failed to win any of their opening 12 league matches, with a 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton proving the final straw. Redknapp was quickly installed as Hughes' successor, with the Rs boss revealing he had been just hours away from taking control of the Ukraine national team.

That option appears to have forced Fernandes' hand, with the QPR chairman revealing he could not risk losing out on the former Tottenham boss. "Harry is a special manager," he told the club's official website,

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