Redknapp channels Arnold Schwarzenegger as he quits QPR…
Harry Redknapp has vowed to return to management, possibly next season, despite resigning from his position at Queens Park Rangers due to a knee injury.
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The 67-year-old manager quit the West London club, resisting pleas of his chairman Tony Fernandes to stay, to have knee replacement surgery.
He leaves the Hoops second bottom of the Premier League table but insists poor form and the threat of relegation had no impact on his decision to jump ship and that he could be back in management as soon as next season.
“I’ll be back. Maybe next season. I am going to see a specialist soon and have my knees done,” said Redknapp, reports the Sun.
“I couldn’t carry on the way I have been feeling. Once they are done, I hope to work again. It all depends on which jobs are available and I don’t set myself up as being too good for this or not good enough for that. We’ll see.”
QPR had made few moves to sign players in the transfer window and just six and a half hour after it closed Redknapp had personally called Fernandes to announce that he wished to leave the club.
And whilst he concedes it does look suspicious for him to be leaving before his now former side face a relegation dogfight, Redknapp insists it was purely for health reasons.
“This was 100 per cent my decision to go. Tony tried to talk me out of it but in the end what could he do but accept what I said?”
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood is said to be the favourite to replace Redknapp in the Loftus Road hot seat.