Redknapp fears for QPR after Premier League relegation

Harry Redknapp has warned Queens Park Rangers that they cannot expect to come straight back up to the Premier League after relegation to the Championship was confirmed on Sunday, the Daily Mirror has reported.

QPR went down along with Reading after the sides drew 0-0 at the Madejski Stadium, with Redknapp due to meet Rangers owner Tony Fernandes on Monday morning to discuss the club’s future. A number of QPR’s high-earning players are expected to be sold this summer in an effort to pare down the wage bill and soften the impact of relegation.

Redknapp believes that any suggestion QPR are in a position to dominate the second tier next season are wide of the mark, pointing out that there are a number of big clubs in the Championship, many of whom are already well-equipped for promotion.

He said: “QPR are not a superpower going into the Championship. You look at that league and you will see 14, 15, 16 big clubs that have won things over the years.

Among the players already linked with a move away from Loftus Road are Loic Remy, signed by Redknapp in January, who is said to be interesting Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, while QPR will attempt to pay off Park Ji-Sung, Esteban Granero and Jose Bosingwa in an effort to shift their hefty salaries from the club’s books as soon as possible.

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