Fernandes keen to give Harry long-term role

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has told Sky he would like to give Harry Redknapp another role at the club in the future.

Fernandes has publicly backed the 67-year-old, whose position has been under scrutiny following a recent bad run and whose contract expires at the end of the season.

And he believes Redknapp could stay at Loftus Road in a senior position if he decides not to continue as manager.

“I’d hope that if he decides management’s not for him next year, the year after or whatever then he still has a role, just the same way as Ron Greenwood did – that tradition is always there,” said Fernandes.

“Here’s a man who was tipped to be England manager. He went from England manager to QPR and got relegated.

“Then he got us promoted – maybe not in the greatest of style, but hey we got promoted.”

The late Greenwood was in charge of West Ham before becoming general manager at Upton Park in 1974, when John Lyall took over as manager.

Greenwood left that position to become England boss three years later when he succeeded Don Revie.

Fernandes recently appointed Les Ferdinand as head of football operations at QPR.

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