Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp blames the club’s relegation on poor recruitment

Ex-Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp believes the Londoners’ recent relegation from the Premier League can be attributed to their poor recruitment in the summer, reports

Sky Sports.

Redknapp, 68, was in charge of the Hoops until February, citing health problems as a reason for his departure. He left what many perceived as a sinking ship, and such a tag proved true with successor Chris Ramsey failing to keep Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League.

QPR were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City on the weekend which sealed their fate in the English top-flight. It meant instant relegation after last summer’s promotion from the Championship, and also means they have suffered the drop twice in their last three campaigns.

But Redknapp was very critical of the lack of new faces in the team, citing that so few changes had been made from the team that earned promotion from the Championship. The former Tottenham and Southampton manager felt more faces could have bettered Queens Park Rangers’ chances of survival, pointing the finger at club owner Tony Fernandes for a lack of investment.

Harry Redknapp was recently quoted as saying: “Nine of the team that started yesterday played in the Championship last year when we got up in the play-offs. You have to be realistic. At the end of the day, we fell short. We weren’t good enough.”

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