Redknapp's rant at 'overpaid' QPR players he inherited from predecessor Hughes
21:13 GMT, 22 December 2012
Harry Redknapp has launched a blistering attack on some of the players he inherited from his predecessor at Queens Park Rangers, Mark Hughes.
After seeing his side lose 1-0 at Newcastle, Redknapp said: ‘There’s an awful lot of players at this club earning far too much money for what they are; far, far, far too much money for their ability and what they give to the club.’
Not happy: Harry Redknapp hit out at his high earning QPR players after they lost to Newcastle
And in a thinly-disguised swipe at
the club’s transfer dealings under Hughes, Redknapp expressed his
reluctance to take advantage of the transfer market during the January
window after admitting: ‘We’re short in certain areas.’
He added: ‘I don’t want to spend the
owners’ money really. I’ve got to be honest with you. I don’t want to
see the owners have their pants taken down like they have in the past. A
lot of agents have made an awful lot of money out of them. I fined a
player (Jose Bosingwa) last week and he was earning more than anybody at
Tottenham, so that tells you everything.
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‘We’ve got a stadium that holds
18,000 people and shouldn’t be paying big wages. Newcastle’s ground
holds 55,000 and I bet you most of their players won’t be earning what
our players are. So that is a problem.’
Redknapp fined Bosingwa after the
defender refused to sit on the bench for the game against Fulham last
week. Redknapp said: ‘He didn’t want to be a substitute so he went home.
He has been fined two weeks’ wages — 130,000. Not bad for two weeks is
it Not too bad for playing on a Saturday.’
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Asked how he might handle a player like that, Redknapp said: 'We'll find out in January.'
Rangers are one of a series of clubs
to have been linked with Newcastle striker Demba Ba, whose
well-publicised release-clause could spark a scramble for his signature.
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But Redknapp said: 'We've not got 7million to spend on a player, I'd have thought.'
Redknapp is to appoint his former
Spurs chief scout Mike Broomfield to his backroom team this week in a
bid to help remedy the club’s recent transfer policy.