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Fernandes denies interest in promotion, relegation talks

Fernandes denies interest in promotion, relegation talks
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QPR owner Tony Fernandes thinks that scrapping promotion and relegation in the Premier League would not "make sense".

Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes has dismissed suggestions that he is in favour of a Premier League ruling that would scrap promotion to and relegation from the top flight.

Chief executive of the League Managers Association, Richard Bevan, revealed that this new system could be implemented if a number of foreign owners agree.

The Malaysian businessman was rumoured to be interested in the notion. However, Fernandes has said that the potential new system would 'never be accepted'.

"That was news to me," talkSPORT quotes Fernandes as saying. "Having followed football all these years I don't think that makes sense.

"It's not right that the clubs become exclusive, there are many pedigree sides that deserve to be in the Premier League, such as West Ham, and they shouldn't be blocked from promotion.

"There was no discussion with myself and I don't think that would ever be accepted by the footballing community."

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has also rejected the system.

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