Harry Redknapp not concerned by QPR finances

The Premier League's bottom club revealed huge losses this week

Harry Redknapp has faith in the way QPR's financial future is being handled but admits it is vital he plays his part by keeping the club in the top flight.

QPR released accounts this week that showed their wage bill had doubled to £56million in the year to May 31, 2012.

They have since strengthened further with a number of high-earning players brought to Loftus Road, including Loic Remy and Christopher Samba in January.

The outlay has yet to reap its rewards with QPR bottom of the Barclays Premier League with 10 games remaining.

Relegation could have serious implications but Redknapp, who took over in November after Mark Hughes was sacked, is convinced the owners know what they are doing.

"If the debts are high the chairman and the board must understand that," he said.

"They're not silly men, they're successful businessmen. They know what they're doing so I'll leave it to them. It's their business.

"It's important obviously (to stay up). But when you are a football manager we are not involved in that side of the business.

"I've said it a million times, we are not involved in players' wages.

"That's done at a different level to what we work. We work with the team and on the pitch.

"The financial side of it I don't know. Those results were from before I came here."

Redknapp's men meet a Sunderland side not yet out of trouble themselves tomorrow with the former Tottenham boss revealing the signings of Remy and Samba were driven by chairman Tony Fernandes.

"You don't keep going to them and saying you want to bring in this player or that player," added Redknapp.

"The chairman said to me in the window he wanted to make the two big signings.

"He did all the work in doing that. He brought the players to the club. I couldn't really take an awful lot of credit for those signings to be honest.

"He did that. He met the players and the agents. He did the deals and persuaded the players to come to QPR.

"It was great for the club. It's up to them.

"You couldn't get nicer people than the people that own QPR.

"I mean that genuinely. They're fantastic people."

PA

Sport
sportSo, how closely were you paying attention during 2014?
Arts and Entertainment
Dennis speaks to his French teacher
tvThe Boy in the Dress, TV review
News
One father who couldn't get One Direction tickets for his daughters phoned in a fake bomb threat and served eight months in a federal prison
people... (and one very unlucky giraffe)
Arts and Entertainment
Joel Edgerton, John Turturro and Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and Kings
film
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
i100
Arts and Entertainment
The Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia was one of the 300 US cinemas screening
filmTim Walker settles down to watch the controversial gross-out satire
Arts and Entertainment
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in Tim Burton's Big Eyes
film reviewThis is Tim Burton’s most intimate and subtle film for a decade
Life and Style
Mark's crab tarts are just the right size
food + drinkMark Hix cooks up some snacks that pack a punch
Arts and Entertainment
Jack O'Connell stars as Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken
film review... even if Jack O'Connell is excellent
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Aren’t you glad you didn’t say that? The worst wince-and-look-away quotes of the year

Aren’t you glad you didn’t say that?

The worst wince-and-look-away quotes of the year
Hollande's vanity project is on a high-speed track to the middle of nowhere

Vanity project on a high-speed track to nowhere

France’s TGV network has become mired in controversy
Sports Quiz of the Year

Sports Quiz of the Year

So, how closely were you paying attention during 2014?
Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry, his love of 'Bargain Hunt', and life as a llama farmer

Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry and his love of 'Bargain Hunt'

From Armstrong and Miller to Pointless
Sanchez helps Gunners hold on after Giroud's moment of madness

Sanchez helps Gunners hold on

Olivier Giroud's moment of madness nearly costs them
A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect