Harry Redknapp contract: QPR manager set to sign new deal
New contract likely despite rumours of possible exit
Friday 29 August 2014
Harry Redknapp is ready to sign a contact extension at QPR in the coming days as he once again insisted he will keep the Hoops in the Barclays Premier League this season.
Following defeats in their opening two league fixtures, reports began circling earlier in the week that QPR chairman Tony Fernandes was ready to make an early change of manager.
Tim Sherwood was linked with the hotseat as his former employers Tottenham put Rangers to the sword with a clinical 4-0 victory on Sunday but Redknapp, who brought the club back up through the play-offs, revealed he is ready to commit his future to the Loftus Road outfit.
"Maybe [I'll sign] today or tomorrow, whenever," he said.
"It's there, Tony's offered me an extension for two years and I'll sign it. I haven't read it, I probably won't read it, I'll just sign it."
The 67-year-old refuted claims he was set to be replaced and is ready to keep the club up after he admitted in the summer he would have retired had he not gained promotion back into the top flight.
"It's absolute rubbish, we've played two games, he (Fernandes) wants me to sign a two-year extension," added Redknapp.
"He's been asking me for a little while but we've just not got around to doing it. Maybe today if they put it in front of me, I'll sign it. If not, next week.
"I wanted to come back into the Premier League, I want to stay here and I will stay here this year - we'll stay up."
Having lost at home to Hull and away at Sky Bet League Two side Burton either side of the Spurs thrashing, Redknapp's side face Sunderland at Loftus Road on Saturday looking for their first win of the season.
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