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Premier League: Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR manager due to knee operation

Harry Redknapp has tendered his resignation at Premier League side QPR, which has been accepted by the Board.

Redknapp – who joined the club in November 2012, overseeing 105 matches in charge – informed Chairman Tony Fernandes of his decision to resign this morning.

He will undergo knee replacement surgery in the coming weeks.

Redknapp told “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."

“Sadly I need immediate surgery on my knee which is going to stop me from doing my job in the coming weeks. It means I won’t be able to be out on the training pitch every day, and if I can’t give 100 per-cent I feel it’s better for someone else to take over the reins."

“My relationship with 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.”

Speaking on behalf of the Board, QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Harry for everything he has done for QPR during his time in charge."

“We part on good terms and I would personally like to wish him all the best for the future.”

Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey have been placed in temporary charge of the team until further notice

Redknapp's resignation comes the day after the transfer window slammed shut for the season, with the Hoops unable to make any signings as they look to stave off relegation.
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