Former QPR striker says it would be ‘silly’ to sack Redknapp

Former QPR striker Kevin Gallen has given his backing to under-pressure manager Harry Redknapp, insisting it would be ‘silly’ to sack the 67-year-old, reports talkSPORT.

Reports have suggested recently that Redknapp is fighting for his job at Loftus Road, with the former Tottenham manager going as far to suggest their was a mole in the Hoops camp leaking stories to the press about his future.

That was after stories suggested Redknapp was in line for the sack should QPR fail to beat Manchester United on Saturday.

Despite a spirited performance, Redknapp saw his side fall to a 2-0 defeat which increased the pressure further.

But Gallen believes it would be foolish to dismiss Redknapp at this stage of the season – as there are no obvious candidates to replace him.

“To get the sack after losing at home to Manchester United is a little bit harsh,” he told the the Weekend Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT.

“Who is going to be better than Harry Redknapp [at keeping Queens Park Rangers up]? With all the experience that he has had over the years I think it’s a bit silly to replace a man of Harry’s quality.

“I want him to stay. I don’t think there is anyone better.”