Monday 11 May 2015

Harry Redknapp blames lack of spending for QPR relegation

Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes a lack of recruitment contributed to their relegation from the Premier League.

Redknapp guided QPR back to the top division via the Championship play-offs last May, but a second relegation in three years was sealed after a humiliating 6-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday.

Despite signing Sandro, Steven Caulker, Jordon Mutch and Leroy Fer, Redknapp believes the club did padid the price for failing to bring in enough players.

“Nine of the team that started yesterday played in the Championship last year when we got up in the play-offs,” Redknapp told Talk Sport.

“We finished 20 points behind (champions) Leicester and almost the same behind (runners-up) Burnley and nine of those lads are still playing. Eleven of the 25 in the squad that was there when I arrived were part of the team which went down two years ago.

“It has been difficult. We spent good money on three players. Two of them played yesterday, only Sandro didn’t.

“The thing they have got in their favour is they have a fantastic chairman, a good board, and they have got good supporters as well, who are very loyal to the club.

“But you have to be realistic. Nine of the eleven were playing in the Championship last year and, at the end of the day, we fell short. We weren’t good enough.”
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