Harry Redknapp: QPR boss laughs off sack rumours

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Harry Redknapp laughs off job speculation

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has laughed off reports that he will be sacked if his side fail to beat Manchester United.

The Hoops are in the Premier League relegation zone and meet Louis van Gaal's fourth-placed side on Saturday.

Poor results have led to speculation that Redknapp's job is under threat and he joked: "The journalists could have picked an easy game for me."

But the 67-year-old added club owner Tony Fernandes had "mentioned nothing of that nature to me".

The former Tottenham manager said he wanted to stay at the club but accepted any decision on his future was out of his hands.

He said: "I've got a great relationship with owner and the shareholders, but if they want to take a change of direction then that's their decision.

"There's nothing I can do about that, whatever they do they do. There's no point losing sleep."

Meanwhile, Redknapp said former England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, who is out of favour at Loftus Road, has turned down a number of loan offers from Championship clubs.

"We've offered Shaun the chance to go out on loan, but he's not wanted to go. I think he needs to move on and play - I've told him that many times.

"He is a good lad, he's not a minute's problem. He trains hard. But he's not going to move when he's on a fantastic contract.

"It is not the boy's fault. If someone wants to give you a lot less money you're not going to move are you? Blackburn, Bolton, maybe Charlton, they've come in for him and he didn't want to know. He doesn't want to go on loan."

Wright-Phillips, who joined QPR from Manchester City on a four-year contract in 2011, has made just one appearance for the club this season.

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