Former Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp said the constant rumours about his future at the club wore him down during his time at Loftus Road, eventually leading to his departure, reports BBC Sport.
The experienced boss, 68, initially suggested it was health problems that was the reason of his resignation in February, but has recently revealed there was much more that factored into his decision, let alone the chances of the Londoners getting relegated from the Premier League.
Redknapp said he didn’t know where his future lied at Loftus Road, as the ongoing rumours circling the club wore him down over a long period. He didn’t know who was on his side, and who wanted him gone for a fresh new coach. It didn’t help matters that Rangers were struggling in the division, and looked destined for the drop due to their poor away form at the time.
But the ex-manager felt there were things going on behind the scenes that could have eventually seen him sacked regardless, with manager Tim Sherwood having been linked to the club while Redknapp was still in a job.
And on his resignation, Redknapp said: “I always thought I had everyone pulling with me and suddenly I felt some were and some weren’t. Behind the scenes, I always thought there were one or two people with their own agendas.”
“There was talk about Tim Sherwood coming in. QPR was in the paper every day. I’ve been at lots of other clubs, big clubs as well where you didn’t get that. That got on my nerves. That was the big problem for me. As soon as we lost a few games, it would begin. I always thought there was someone mischievous causing it. I’d never had that before at any club I’d been at.”
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