Redknapp says club insider is targeting him

Redknapp says club insider is targeting him

Harry Redknapp has accused a Loftus Road insider of trying to end his reign as QPR manager.

Following reports he is one game from the sack, the former Tottenham boss believes he retains the full support of QPR owner Tony Fernandes, but admitted he suspects challenges to his stewardship elsewhere behind the scenes.

Yet Redknapp believes a win over Manchester United at Loftus Road on Saturday would wipe out any talk of him leaving the club.

“Somebody is trying to cause me a problem here, by talking to the papers,” said Redknapp. “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 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.”

Redknapp is determined to secure his own future and drag QPR to Barclays Premier League safety despite the club sitting 19th in the table.

The 67-year-old has also had to contend with a spat with midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips, who is frustrated to have been frozen out at Loftus Road this term.

Redknapp has told Wright-Phillips he “needs to move on” and said QPR will grant the 33-year-old a free transfer.

The former Manchester City star is ready to fight for his place, with Redknapp claiming he has rejected a host of chances to go out on loan.

“He would be allowed to go on a free; the club would do a deal with him I’m sure,” said Redknapp.

“Shifting him if he’s not in your plans, that’s difficult.

“I’ve told Shaun, of course I’ve told him, he needs to go on loan or move permanently.

“But he’s not going to move when he’s got a fantastic contract.

“Let’s all sit and talk straight: when you’re earning X amount of pounds, and someone wants to give you money that’s nowhere near that, you’re not going to go are you?

“When he’s had a chance on loan, Blackburn, Bolton, Charlton, they’ve come in for him and he’s said ’I’m not interested’, he didn’t want to know.

“He wouldn’t consider it.”

Wright-Phillips hit back at Redknapp by pledging to fight for his future at the west London club.

“I’m not at QPR to go back and forth. I’m fit and ready to do my bit in this relegation fight as they may need me at some point. I believe in myself and know what I’m capable of,” tweeted Wright-Phillips.

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