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Harry Redknapp confirmed as QPR boss

Updated: Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 11:29 | Comments

Harry Redknapp takes over from Mark Hughes, who was sacked yesterday
Harry Redknapp takes over from Mark Hughes, who was sacked yesterday

QPR today confirmed the appointment of Harry Redknapp as their new manager.

The former Tottenham boss has replaced the sacked Mark Hughes at Loftus Road on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The Barclays Premier League's bottom side have moved fast to replace Hughes, who was only dismissed yesterday morning.

Redknapp, who will be in the stands as Rangers take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this afternoon, told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to be back in the managerial hot-seat at QPR.

"When I spoke to the shareholders and they told me about their plans I knew this was too good an opportunity to turn down.

"There's no doubt there's a lot of ability in the squad, but for one reason or another things haven't gone as well as everyone expected since the start of the season.

"I can't wait to get to work and get the results necessary to kick-start our season."

Redknapp, who left Tottenham at the end of last season, takes over a side four points adrift at the foot of the table and without a win from their first 12 league games.

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