After their 2-0 home defeat to Stoke City, QPR boss Harry Redknapp has admitted his side's Premier League fate is all-but sealed.
Harry, the miracle worker, stepped into the role at Loftus Road with high hopes and even higher expectations from the fans but it seems increasingly unlikely that he will be able to work his magic this time, with QPR in 19th place in the league and 10 points from safety with just four games left to play.
However, Redknapp hasn’t completely thrown in the towel yet as he told BBC Sport: "It looks almost impossible...But we've got to try to win a game or two.
"We've got to go to Reading next week and try to win. We've got to keep going."
But it is surely only a matter of time before the inevitable becomes actual and Queens Park Rangers are relegated. In fact, if Aston Villa win at Old Trafford tonight (unlikely but you never know) then QPR's fate will be sealed.
Redknapp continued: "I've enjoyed it even though it has been difficult, but you don't walk into a side that hasn't won for 13 games and start winning every week.
"There needs to be an awful lot of work done over the summer to put the club back into a position to challenge again next season.
"I think I could put a team together here that would have a real chance of getting up, but it's not going to be easy."
Many will look at the tenures and signings of the club’s two previous managers to attribute blame, but with only four wins in 21 Redknapp currently has a worse record than either of them.
But it would appear that Redknapp is keen to stay on despite the size of the task, as he finished by saying: "It's difficult but life is not always fun.
"What am I going to do - play golf every day?”
With a tough next season in the Championship and, what is likely to be, a very busy summer of transfers in and out Redknapp’s handicap will certainly have to suffer if he is to get the club back to the Premier League.
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