QPR boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that he may find it tough to move on high earners in the summer in the wake of their relegation.
Rangers and their opponents Reading were condemned to relegation following an uneventful 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday, and now the hard work begins for Redknapp and his opposite number Nigel Adkins to make an instant return to the Premier League.
Redknapp replaced Mark Hughes at Loftus Road in November with the club already cut adrift with just four points from their opening 12 games.
The former Tottenham boss admitted the club needs work but that a clear-out of big-name players on good money will not be an easy task over the summer.
“There are problems within the club,” he conceded. “It is not easy to change when people have got contracts – I’ve heard over the years that players will want to leave because you have been relegated but where are they going to go?
“If they had played better perhaps we wouldn’t have gone down, one or two will be wanted by good clubs.
“There are an awful lot here that have good contracts and it would be hard to get rid of them even if I wanted to shift them. You can’t shift people on two or three-year contracts for good money.
“It has not been an easy club to manage, but if it had been easy I wouldn’t have got the job. They offered me the job because that is the situation they were in, otherwise I wouldn’t have got the job, Mark would have still been sitting here now.
“I’m only concerned about the owners of the football club. QPR are not a super power going into the Championship.”
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