Redknapp: No short-term fix

  • Last Updated: November 26 2012, 8:02 GMT

New QPR manager Harry Redknapp has stressed he is not at the club to implement a "short-term fix" after succeeding Mark Hughes at Loftus Road.

Harry Redknapp: Wants to build for the future
Harry Redknapp: Wants to build for the future

Redknapp takes over with QPR bottom of the Barclays Premier League after taking just four points from their first 13 games.

And although he admits the situation represents the biggest challenge of his managerial career, the 65-year-old does not lack ambition.

Redknapp, who is due to be officially unveiled at a press conference on Monday morning, told QPR Player: "I'm not here for a short-term fix, keep the club up...I want to build something here.

"I want to stay up and then build a team next year that can progress and eventually be up in the top half of the table every season."

Redknapp watched from the stands as QPR took the lead at Old Trafford on Saturday before going down 3-1 to Manchester United.

And after reiterating that there is not a "bottomless pit" of money for new players in the January transfer window, the former West Ham and Tottenham boss knows he must fix some fundamental flaws in the current squad to turn things around.

"There were some good signs there (at Old Trafford) but there has to be that 90-minute consistency to pick up some results because to be honest you don't have four points from 13 games...there has to be something fundamentally wrong," Redknapp added.

"Unfortunately for Mark it cost him his job but it's not just Mark or the coaching staff, it comes down to the players at the end of the day.

"They are the ones who got us into the mess we are in and have to get us out."

Asked if he was facing the biggest challenge of his managerial career, Redknapp added: "I would think yes. Four points is a difficult situation but we can do it.

"A couple of wins and it can all change."


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