Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has insisted that he does not want to sign a contract extension, and that he will leave the club should they be relegated at the end of the season, writes Sky
The 67-year-old had been expected to commit his future to the West London club in the coming days, but has instead revealed that he asked owner Tony Fernandes not to offer him an extension.
Promoted via the play-offs at the end of last season, QPR have made a poor start on their return to the Premier League, winning only one of their opening seven games and slipping to the bottom during the weekend, as they lost comfortable at West Ham United while Burnley and Newcastle United both salvaged draws.
Former Portsmouth and Tottenham boss Redknapp is now insistent that he will leave should he be unable to keep Rangers in the top-flight. He said: “The truth is I told (owner) Tony Fernandes three or four weeks ago that I do not want a contract. We’ll see where QPR finish the season and take it from there. If we get relegated I wouldn’t expect to stay and I wouldn’t want to.
“I told Tony that I get on so well with him and know him so well I don’t want a contract. I don’t need one. If I’d wanted to sign the contract I could’ve done a long time ago. So we’ll see where we are come May, won’t we? I may have had enough by then and so might the people that run the club.”
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