Harry Redknapp said that his decision to quit being QPR’s manager was not influenced by lack of transfer action on deadline day, and pay per head services know how much many fans will miss him at the club.
On Tuesday, the 67-year-old said that he would leave the role of manager, as on deadline day, QPR was not able to sign a single player.
And as he mentioned that immediate surgery on his knee was the reason for him leaving the club, he also said that the team’s inability to add a player to their squad did not influence his resignation from the team.
“It wasn’t any factor at all in me deciding I was going to call it a day,” said Redknapp.
“When I told Tony [QPR chairman Tony Fernandes] I thought that we’d do it tomorrow but then it came out in one of the papers so we decided to announce it.
“I had a good relationship with the players, the owners and the fans. I’ve got no regrets. It’s the right thing for everybody. It’s right for the club.”
QPR, who earlier during the transfer window acquired the services of Mauro Zarate, were linked with loan moves on deadline day for West Ham’s Matt Jarvis and Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor, but these deals could not be completed.
The coach stressed that QPR could not to pay more than enough for new signings, and believes that they have the necessary quality to not be relegated. QPR fans and pay per head services believe that the coach might have a point, as there’s plenty of talent in his squad.
“We tried to find players but we couldn’t. Tony was non-stop until late on but it was too expensive for the club to do,” said the manager.
“You don’t want to start chasing for players. In the [Adebayor] deal, Tottenham were fine to deal with but it wasn’t one to do.
“When I first went there were a lot of players that needed moving on and you can’t bring players in just for the sake of it. There wasn’t anyone who was going to improve us that we could get.
“We invested in the summer. We’ve been unlucky with one or two injuries and there’s more to come from that squad – it’s definitely a squad that can stay in the Premier League.”
Many experts believe that what QPR might need is more effort and better organization, and know that the coach will be missed by many fans.