03/02/2015 09:45 GMT | Updated 03/02/2015 12:59 GMT

Harry Redknapp Quits And Resigns As QPR Manager Citing 'Knee Surgery'

Harry Redknapp has resigned as manager of QPR citing 'knee surgery' and not his disastrous recent record.

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.