Harry Redknapp to stay at relegated QPR

According to SunSport, Harry Redknapp is staying at QPR after winning his budget battle with Tony Fernandes.

The Rangers boss wanted assurances he would not have to sell his best players after his side’s relegation on Sunday.

Owner Fernandes said: “Harry will not be forced to sell any players he wants to keep. We had a very good discussion on this.

“Harry has been very pragmatic and the shareholders have been very pragmatic. There are some players we really want to keep and we will do our best to keep them.”

A loss in revenue and the Football League’s financial rules mean relegated Rangers will be required to get rid of a number of their highly-paid stars in the close season.

But Redknapp did not want the club to leave him without enough decent players to mount a challenge to get back in the Premier League.

And he hopes to keep centre-back Christopher Samba, signed in January from Anzhi Makhachkala for £12million. If successful, it will give the Championship its first £100,000-a-week player next season.

Redknapp told Fernandes in their meeting he also hopes to retain £8m striker Loic Remy.

Redknapp said: “We’re all very sorry with the way this season has ended.

“It’s been a disaster really. We’re going to give it a real go next season and hopefully get this club back to where it belongs.

“The people who own this club are different to anyone else I’ve worked for. I don’t think the club could be in better hands.”