England Premier League — 27 November 2012

New QPR boss Harry Redknapp faces a difficult challenge to get the Hoops out of the Premier League relegation zone this season.

His new club have taken just four points from 13 games and are currently seven points away from safety.


Harry Redknapp has been brought in to fight similar fires before at the likes of Southampton, West Ham and more recently Tottenham. When he arrived at Spurs they were bottom of table and we all know how that turned out.


However Tottenham had a far better squad than QPR currently have. This could be the biggest challenge of Harry’s managerial career so far. The group of players he has inherited seem like a mix of has-beens and mercenaries.

QPR striker Bobby Zamora recently rather candidly admitted that he doesn’t even like football and it’s just a job to him. That is the sort of players Redknapp has to deal with at Loftus Road.


One of Harry Redknapp’s biggest strengths as a manager is his man-management of players. He tends to get the best out of players. Pulls out every last bit of talent a player possesses. This skill is going to be invaluable at his new club.

The group of players at QPR are not all that bad. They have been underperforming this season and Redknapp has already told them that. If they don’t perform in the next few weeks then I can see a number of players heading out the Loftus Road exit door come January.


Harry Redknapp has a reputation for being a wheeler dealer, which he really doesn’t appreciate. However you can’t get away from the fact that he knows a good deal when sees one and he is likely to strengthen his squad in January.

For now though Redknapp must carry on with the squad of players at his disposal. He will make his debut as QPR boss tonight at relegation rivals Sunderland. QPR fans will be hoping that he can quickly turn the team’s fortunes around or they will be enjoying Championship football again next season.

Can Harry Redknapp turn QPR around?


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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