QPR fires Mark Hughes, hires Harry Redknapp as new skipper
London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – After failing to deliver a win in 12 Premier League games, Queens Park Rangers has terminated Mark Hughes and hired Harry Redknapp as its new manager.
“This decision has been taken after careful consideration, following numerous meetings over the last few days,” QPR said in a statement.
“Mark has shown integrity and professionalism throughout his time here, but ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the board with very little choice but to make a change,” the team added.
QPR sits at the bottom of the standings with four points from four draws and eight losses. It will take on Manchester United Saturday.
In October, it was reported that QPR had given Hughes two months to turn the team’s fortunes around but reached the decision earlier than expected after a 3-1 home defeat to Southampton last Saturday.
Hughes will receive a hefty compensation from QPR, due to his $4.8 million a year deal with QPR.
The 65-year-old Redknapp has a good record of turning struggling clubs around, including Spurs, where he helped them recover from earning just two points from their first eight games in 2008-09, to a top-10 finish.
Redknapp was sacked by Tottenham in the summer and will surely look forward to facing his former club at Loftus Road on January 14
Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki will take charge of the team for the trip to Old Trafford but Redknapp is expected to watch that game from the stands before officially taking over Sunday.