QPR Boss Knows How Vital Survival Will Be
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is under no illusion that the clubs debt could be significantly eased if his team survive in the Premier League this season.
Rangers have one of the highest wage bills in the country and the clubs long term future could be in doubt if they are playing Championship football next season.
Big money January deals for the likes of Loic Remy and Christopher Samba could be fatal blows if Redknapp’s team fail to conduct the great escape between now and May.
Rangers gave themselves a lifeline with a crucial victory at Southampton last week and they ‘entertain’ an out of form Sunderland side at Loftus Road today with victory potentially moving them just one point adrift of survival.
Redknapp is no stranger to a relegation scrap having been here with West Ham, Southampton and Portsmouth in the past but surely this would be the great escape to beat all great escapes if the club can avoid the drop and not plunge into further debt.
“If the debts are high the chairman and the board must understand that,” Redknapp told The Sun.
“They’re not silly men, they’re successful businessmen.
“They know what they’re doing so I’ll leave it to them. It’s their business.
“It’s important obviously to stay up. But when you are a football manager we are not involved in that side of the business.
“I’ve said it a million times, we are not involved in players’ wages.
“That’s done at a different level to what we work. We work with the team and on the pitch.
“The financial side of it I don’t know. Those results were from before I came here.”