Gallen belongs at Rangers, says Redknapp

Harry Redknapp insists it is important for QPR to have former players like Kevin Gallen as part of their coaching set-up.

Gallen, who made more than 400 appearances for Rangers, last week told West London Sport he would be “absolutely delighted” to return after Redknapp told a fans forum he wanted the 38-year-old to work with the club’s youngsters.

During his spell as Tottenham boss, Redknapp added ex-Rangers and Spurs star Les Ferdinand to his backroom team.

And he is keen for Gallen to join his brother Steve and former team-mates Marc Bircham and Paul Furlong, who are currently working at the club.

“I would like to get him involved with the kids here because he’s a real QPR man and there’s got to be a place at the club for people like him” said Redknapp.

“It was great to see Liverpool saying that Robbie Fowler, Stevie McMananan and Rob Jones are going to get involved. It’s brilliant.

“I did it at Tottenham. I brought Les Ferdinand out of the wilderness if you like and Tim Sherwood too.

“They’ve done a great job at Tottenham with the young players. It’s good to do that and give these lads a chance.

“This is Kevin Gallen’s club, so I would love to have him back.”

Redknapp would also like Ferdinand to join him at QPR, although last year a planned return to Loftus Road for the former England striker did not materialise.

He said: “I think Les is well in at Tottenham now, but QPR would be close to his heart.”



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