Rumours were swirling around that manager Harry Redknapp could face the sack at QPR if his team were to get defeated against Manchester United during the weekend. Redknapp watched his team continue their poor form and go down 2-0 in front of the QPR faithful.
Home form has been one of the major reasons behind QPR trying to keep their head above the water. The club has lost every single away game so far. This poor form has increased rumours that owner Tony Fernandes has finally lost patience with the former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager.
After the latest loss, Redknapp played on those rumours saying that he has held extended talks with Fernandes, who is reportedly happy. QPR were briefly out of the relegation zone a few weeks ago, but they are now just one place and two points above the bottom of the table. They have taken only two points from the last five matches. The upcoming few fixtures may have a huge say in the season, as QPR come up against the likes of Hull, Sunderland, and Stoke City. These teams are in and around the London outfit and could potentially challenge them for a place above the 18th team come the end of the campaign.
“I don’t worry about the owners. That’s their choice, isn’t it, if they want to make a change. Because someone writes in one newspaper this week, suddenly everybody’s got to believe what that newspaper has written. Because the Daily Mirror decides, oh, an insider has said it.I spoke to Tony Fernandes this week five times and he’s never mentioned anything to me, he’s just said: ‘What a load of nonsense.’ I don’t know. Who do you believe? The insider, whoever he may be, who’s trying to cause a problem, or do we believe the chairman? I don’t worry,” said Redknapp.