Carragher and more: Twitter reacts after Redknapp resigns as QPR boss
Jamie Carragher and Gary Lineker react to news of Harry Redknapp's resignation
Jamie Carragher admits he is surprised that Les Ferdinand will take the Queens Park Rangers reins after Harry Redknapp’s shock resignation on Tuesday.
The 67-year-old manager – who joined the club in November 2012, overseeing 105 matches in charge – informed QPR chairman Tony Fernandes of his decision to resign this morning.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham boss will undergo knee replacement surgery in the coming weeks. Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction following Redknapp’s surprise resignation.
Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) fears for his pre-match cuppa at Loftus Road: “Not pleased to hear Harry Redknapp has resigned. Who will I get a cup of tea of on Saturday & where can I watch the racing!! Joking a side, Harry has been a great character within the game & I do hope we see him back in some capacity”
Spurs legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) realises why Redknapp was a muted figure on deadline day: “Harry Redknapp has resigned from QPR the day after TDD. Now we know why he wasn’t seen leaning out of his car window yesterday.”
Former Newcastle United midfielder Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) hopes to see one of the game’s much-loved figures back in management soon: “Sorry to see Harry Redknapp go from QPR. A great character who will be missed on Saturday afternoon’s. Hope to see you back soon.”
Former Republic of Ireland international Clinton Morrison (@morrisonclinton) is completely shocked by the news despite recent speculation surrounding the experienced manager’s position: “Harry resigned wow didn’t see that coming will need to get a manager in quickly”
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) is surprised Fernandes and QRP have opted to appointed Ferdinand ahead of the more experienced Glenn Hoddle: “Harry Redknapp has resigned from Qpr today & it remains doubtful if we will see him again in the dugout. He seemed for the England job a 2/3 years ago so it just shows how precarious football management is, but the big surprise for me is that Les Ferdinand will take the reins & not Glenn Hoddle considering his experience but I wish Sir Les all the best in the fight to keep QPR up!”
Finally, former Hammers striker John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) wishes his old manager all the best – putting Redknapp’s name down for a round of golf later this year: “Harry Redknapp has left QPR.. hope my old boss takes a few months off so I can get him at my Golf Day in April!! Top man is H.”