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Sacking Redknapp now is a 'premature decision' says QPR legend Rodney 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 told talkSPORT radio on Thursday (Oct 16) 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.

"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.


Manchester United added on to Queens Park Rangers' bad streak last month in a 4-0 win at Old Trafford. PHOTO: Reuters

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

Thus far, 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, told the Evening Standard.


Former Manchester United defender agrees with Marsh when he says sacking Redknapp now would be a premature decision. PHOTO: Reuters

Ferdinand signed for newly promoted Premier League club Queens Park Rangers in July this year on a one-year contract.

"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."

The names of former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood has been mentioned as well as former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis – two very different characters.

Source: Reuters

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