Harry Redknapp has resigned as manager of QPR citing 'knee surgery' and not his disastrous recent record.
Just spoken to Harry Redknapp. He called Tony Fernandes at 5.30am with his decision to quit #QPRFC— Jim White (@JimWhite) February 3, 2015
The 67-year-old has lost the last 11 away games and leaves them at the bottom of the premier league with only 19 points from 23 games.
He 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.
"My relationship with chairman 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."
His excuse for the decision drew scepticism from many quarters.
BREAKING: Harry Redknapp leaves out-of-form 19th placed QPR, a day after not signing anyone...due to 'knee surgery'. pic.twitter.com/PvjX3KFJdM— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) February 3, 2015
FAO Harry Redknapp: Mick McCarthy had an ankle operation but he faired OK. Even had a customised seat made for him. pic.twitter.com/lrh2LUO0X2— James Fielden (@James_Fielden) February 3, 2015
Harry Redknapp resigns from QPR citing the need for "immediate surgery on my knee" rather than the 11 Away games lost in a row.— Jonathan Rugman (@jrug) February 3, 2015