QPR boss Redknapp relishing Premier League saftey battle
Queens Park Ranger manager Harry Redknapp is putting his total commitment into trying to keep the London outfit in the Premier League, the Daily Mirror has reported.
QPR are in dire straits at the moment, sitting bottom of the Premier League table and five points adrift of safety. Despite a credible 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, wins for Reading and Southampton, as well as a point picked up by Wigan, meant QPR once again prop up the Premier League table, and Redknapp has 16 games left to save QPR's season.
However, despite the pressure of the situation, Redknapp says he's revelling in it. “I don't sleep every night, my mind's non-stop. I get a buzz from this,” the former Tottenham manager said.
Redknapp left for the airport straight away after the draw with Tottenham to fly to France and watch Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, a possible transfer target. The 22-year old has been a key member of the Ligue 1 side, who currently sit 6th, having made 17 appearances for the club so far this season, as well as earning 22 caps for France.
Redknapp is also rumoured to been keen on West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie and Tottenham's Jake Livermore, both of whom he has recently admitted that he would like to bring to Loftus Road. It is also believed that he is about to tie up a deal for Fulham's 20-year-old midfielder Tom Rogic.
Continuing to speak about his travelling and scouting efforts, Redknapp said: “I haven't been home too much lately. My whole life in consumed by saving this club,”
Since taking over at QPR, Redknapp has been in charge of 10 Premier League games, winning two, drawing four and losing four.