Queens Park Rangers have confirmed their manager Harry Redknapp has stepped down from his managerial post on Tuesday.
The former Tottenham Hotspur boss will undergo a knee surgery in the coming weeks, which has been the reason behind his decision to leave his role at Loftus Park. Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey have been placed in temporary charge until QPR announce Redknapp’s replacement.
A statement on QPR’s official website read, “Harry Redknapp has tendered his resignation at QPR, which has been accepted by the Board.”
“Redknapp – who joined the club in November 2012, overseeing 105 matches in charge – informed Chairman Tony Fernandes of his decision to resign this morning. He will undergo knee replacement surgery in the coming weeks.”
After resigning, Redknapp said: “I have had such a fantastic time at QPR. I would like to thank the Board, the players and all my staff, and especially the supporters who have been absolutely fantastic to me since I arrived at the club for their tremendous support.”
“Sadly I need immediate surgery on my knee which is going to stop me from doing my job in the coming weeks. It means I won’t be able to be out on the training pitch every day, and if I can’t give 100 per-cent I feel it’s better for someone else to take over the reins.”
“My relationship with Tony Fernandes has been one of the highlights of my footballing career and I wish the club every success. I am confident they will survive in the Premier League this year,” he added.
QPR are struggling at the bottom of the table and after being promoted to the Premier League this season, they are not struggling in the relegation zone. The London outfit are 19th in the table, with 19 points from 23 games and are one point behind 17th place Burnely.