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Friday 20 October 2017

'Sacking Redknapp too rash' says Marsh

Struggling Queens Park Rangers have failed to learn from the past and sacking manager Harry Redknapp this early in the season would be another rash move, according to club great Rodney Marsh.

The former striker said that talk of replacing Redknapp at Loftus Road was "a little bit premature."

"We've seen this movie before guys, haven't we? Mark Hughes, Neil Warnock, same time of year, bad results, the same thing happened. Sack the manager, sack Hughes, sack Warnock, bring in Harry, he doesn't save QPR but gets them promoted.

"We are seven or eight games in and it is sack the manager again. It's the same thing around and around and around," said Marsh ahead of Sunday's home clash with Liverpool.

Rangers are bottom of the Premier League with four points from seven games since they won promotion in the Championship play-offs last season.

The West London side have only one win to their credit and the worst goal difference in the Premier League, with only four goals scored to 15 conceded.

Redknapp, who was talking about a contract extension only recently, is increasingly under pressure with the media speculating on who might replace him while players have spoken out in support.

"We are not even in double figures for the amount of games played yet," former England captain Rio Ferdinand, himself under pressure after laboured performances said. "To push the panic button now would be crazy in my eyes.

"He wants to get the club out of this situation we're in. It's not for the lack of trying."

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