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Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR boss

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp has resigned as manager of the club after revealing that he will undergo surgery in the coming weeks, reports the club's official site. 

Redknapp, who helped the club regain their Premier League status last season, leaves the club in 19th place in England's elite division. 

Results 

Despite possessing a strong home record, the Hoops have lost every single one of their league fixtures away from Loftus Road this term. 

It appears, though, that Redknapp's decision to leave the club wasn't down to recent results, but because he would have been unable to give it his all going forward. 

Speaking about his time at the club, the now ex-QPR boss said: “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.

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“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.”

Fernandes thankful 

QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes, meanwhile, thanked Redknapp for his efforts over the course of the last few years.

He stated: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Harry for everything he has done for QPR during his time in charge."

Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey will take charge of first team duties on a temporary basis, with the club set to play host to Premier League high-flyers Southampton on Saturday afternoon. 

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