Loftus Road boss in typically belligerent mood.
QPR manager Neil Warnock said he was glad his side had been knocked out of the Carling Cup following their 2-0 loss at home to League One Rochdale.
Rangers were one of four Premier League sides to lose to lower league opposition on Tuesday.
“I don’t think people care about the competition and,” said Warnock, noting the crowd of 4,775 at Loftus Road.
When asked if he was pleased to be out he replied: “Yes. They should revamp the Cup.”
“I’m not disappointed to be out. The competition is not a priority for us,” added Warnock, who made eight changes to the side that beat Everton on Saturday.
“If I can’t get motivated for the competition I can’t blame the players if they can’t.”
But Rochdale manager Steve Eyre queried Warnock’s opinions.
“Neil didn’t say before the game that he doesn’t take it seriously,” he said.
“To field a front line that has Adel Taarabt and Jay Bothroyd tells me it was taken quite seriously.
“It’s still a fantastic competition. Wembley [venue for the Carling Cup final] is an amazing place to play football.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is a little outrageous. If Neil Warnock was happy with his club’s exit to Rochdale one can only feel for the QPR fans who turned up for the occasion, blissfully unaware that the Super Hoops boss had on intention of seeing his side progress.
Good to see Rochdale Steve Eyre respond to the Loftus Road boss and it’s worth noting that there were a number of first teamers in the QPR XI and still the League One side triumphed. Last season Warnock presided over his side’s 3-1 home defeat at the hands of League Two Port Vale in the same round of the Carling Cup last term so one imagines that he doesn’t really care that much about the competition.
Did Warnock care about the League Cup when he was manager of a lower league side?
May we suggest that QPR fans boycott the Carling Cup from now on?