Nobody could have even thought at the start of the season that Queens Park Rangers would be fighting for premier league survival at the end of the season after all the quality players they had bought in the Transfer Market and after seeing their impressive showing in the pre-season. But as things stand, they are sitting at the rock bottom of the relegation zone with 16 points from 24 games.Harry-Redknap: QPR’s Savior?
Things did not go according to plan right from the start of the season and with just 4 points in 12 games, manager Mark Hughes was sacked. The London club continued to be languishing at the bottom of the Premier League despite significant financial investments. A day later, Harry Redknapp was confirmed as the new manager. Shocking news that was! From a contender for England manager post to a relegation battle!
Since Harry Redknapp’s appointment as the manager, he injected lot of positive changes to the squad which is looking more sharp and better now. He has brought the winning mentality and the hunger back in the team that were missing from the start of the season. Their Defense looks quite stable and they look well organized at the back and their midfield is playing better too with Adel Taraabt really playing at the peak of his powers in classic no 10 position. As far as their attack is concerned it has been lacking the finishing touch so far but now with the purchase of Loic Remy from Marseille, they finally have a target man to finish moves.
Queens Park Rangers progress under New Manager Harry Redknapp was highlighted when they got their first away win of the season beating Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. They even held the Defending Champions Manchester City to a goalless draw on Tuesday which will further boost their growing confidence.
Manager Harry Redknapp who is famous for his late buys in transfer window added Christopher Samba, Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend to his armory. Addition of experienced player like Samba and Jenas may play a vital role in their relegation battle.
Having said all this, I personally still believe that QPR has much class in them to go down this season. They have got good players, a good manager and a good passionate owner who is ready to splash cash. If they manage to stay in the premier league, with Redknapp’s management skills and available funds, who knows? Another Manchester city in raising?