Barton, Owen & more: Twitter reacts to QPR’s appointment of Redknapp
Joey Barton, Gary Lineker and Michael Owen tweet their thoughts after Harry Redknapp is appointed as QPR's new manager
Harry Redknapp has replaced Mark Hughes as Queens Park Rangers manager after signing a two-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road.
The 65-year-old will watch the Hoops take on Manchester United on Saturday, with the west London club lying bottom of the table and without a victory in the Premier League.
Here is some of the best reaction from the professionals and fans on Twitter.
Former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) wonders when QPR first contacted Redknapp: “So when did Harry get the call from QPR ???????”
Ex-Newcastle United defender Warren Barton (@warrenbarton2) wishes Redknapp all the best: “Good luck Harry at QPR …!”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) jokingly worries for Ukrainian football: “Harry Redknapp is appointed manager of QPR. Enjoyed his company in recent weeks and wish him well. #HarryHoudini Big question now of course, with Harry’s appointment, is where does this leave Ukranian football?”
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) wishes his parent club all the best: “Good luck to Harry an all at QPR. Big battle ahead.”
Former QPR manager Jim Magilton (@magilton7) reckons the Hoops may need Barton back: “@Joey7Barton might need you now…..Doesn’t take Harry long! The king is dead-long live the king! Kick start r season? The seat is still warm!!”
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) is already looking forward to January’s deadline day: “No matter what your opinion of Harry..you have got to be happy that come deadline day he will be in the Range Rover talking to @SkySportsNews haha!”
Stoke striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) reckons Redknapp will keep QPR up: “It’s a certainty Harry Redknapp will wave his magic wand at QPR and get them out of trouble. They’ll do well to avoid a beating today though!”
The fans’ take
QPR Stats (@QPR_Stats) is impressed by the new manager’s record already: “Harry Redknapp unbeaten run at #QPR continues. Two hours and counting.”
Michael Daly (@mikedaly10) agrees with Owen: “I have a feeling Harry Redknapp will save QPR, finish mid table and will next year challenge for Champions League.”
Phil Anderson (@philando89) sees right through the Ukraine rumours: “Harry Redknapp had no intention of going to Ukraine, well played. Made QPR act very quickly!”
Finally, Wade Muthasamy (@WadeMuthasamy) fears for the Redknapp factor at Old Trafford: “Hopefully Harry Redknapp will have a disappointing beginning to his coaching spell at QPR after playing #MUFC”