Harry Redknapp suspects somebody is working against him at Queens Park Rangers in a bid to get him sacked as manager of the club.
The Hoops have made a disappointing return to the Premier League this season, following their promotion via the playoffs last May. As they prepare to welcome Manchester United to Loftus Road, they do so in 19th place in the league standings, a point from safety and without a single point to their name from their 10 trips in which they have lost every one.
This has put Redknapp’s position in some danger, and it was claimed in the press earlier this week that a defeat against Louis van Gaal’s side would result in the 67-year-old being issued with his P45. However, the Rangers boss believes these reports have come from an insider in the club who is trying to cause him trouble, and he also insists he retains the support of chairman Tony Fernandes.
“Somebody is trying to cause me a problem here, by talking to the papers,” said Redknapp on Friday. “I know what the score is. “I’m not silly, I’m very streetwise. Someone’s trying to cause me a problem, I’m sure. I wasn’t born yesterday. Someone has said something, but it’s not a problem. I’ve never had it before, I’ve never been at a club before where someone has said I’m going to get the sack.
“And I don’t see why, who puts it in the paper? Someone’s put it in the paper. If I win tomorrow it’s all forgotten. I’m not silly, there’s always someone trying to put the spoke in. They should check everyone’s mobile phones and find out. That’s the best way, it’s easy. I spoke to Tony [Fernandes] yesterday, he’s not mentioned anything of that nature to me and, until he does, I’ll keep doing what I do.”
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