Tony Fernandes: 'Harry Redknapp is at Queens Park Rangers to stay'

Fernandes: 'Redknapp is here to stay'
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QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is desperate to retain stability at Loftus Road and hints that Harry Redknapp will remain as manager "come what may" this season.

Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has suggested that Harry Redknapp will remain as manager at Loftus Road regardless of what happens this season.

Redknapp's contract with the Hoops expires next summer, but Fernandes is keen to retain stability at Rangers following a spell of 15 managers in eight years.

Fernandes told The Guardian: "What happens if we don't win for 12 or 13 games? But I think we've made our mind up to stick – we'll just stick with Harry come what may. We want stability, we want players to know he's the manager. A different approach, I think.

"My whole life's been stability. People who have worked with me have for a long time. "I don't believe football clubs can be any different.

"You only have to look at the most successful football clubs – Matt Busby, Bob Paisley, Alex Ferguson, they were all at their clubs for a long time. That's a business principle that works."

Redknapp took over at QPR in 2012 and led them to promotion via the Championship playoffs last season.

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