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'I'm close to joining QPR', says Harry Redknapp

Updated: Friday, 23 Nov 2012 22:55 | Comments

Harry Redknapp looks ready to make a quick return to management
Harry Redknapp looks ready to make a quick return to management

Harry Redknapp has confirmed his appointment as QPR's new manager is imminent.

The former Tottenham boss revealed that he is close to agreeing a contract with the struggling London club.

He told Sky Sports News: "Hopefully we can get it done tonight, there shouldn't be any problems."

Mark Hughes was sacked earlier in the day by the London club, who have not won a Premier League game all season.

Redknapp, 65, took charge of Spurs when the club were bottom of the table and ended up guiding the north London side to two fourth-place finishes during his spell at White Hart Lane.

Since being sacked as Spurs boss in June Redknapp acted in an advisory role to Bournemouth and was also recently linked with the vacant post as manager of the Ukraine national team.

It is understood representatives of Redknapp had held talks with the Football Federation of Ukraine but it now appears Fernandes has acted quickly to tempt his first-choice to Loftus Road.

When asked by the BBC whether he will be a guest of the club at QPR tomorrow, Redknapp said only: "We will have to wait and see."

After facing the Red Devils Rangers' next three league fixtures all come against sides in the bottom six.

A trip to Sunderland on Tuesday is followed by a home game against Aston Villa and a clash with Wigan at the DW Stadium.

If Redknapp takes charge he will face back-to-back matches with two of his former sides in January with a home game against Spurs on the 14th preceding a trip to West Ham five days later.

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