Depending on your school of thought, you may view Harry Redknapp as an expert football manager or a man who can only buy his way to success.
On the positive side, Redknapp’s man-management skills means that the whole club and team plays for him, a passion which can only help in the position QPR are in. He has also brought in a few players that are looking better than anyone former QPR manager Mark Hughes signed. Players such as Andros Townsend and Jermaine Jenas — who played for Redknapp at Tottenham — are playing very well right now, and were both came on free transfers to Loftus Road. His eye for players was exactly what was needed at Queens Park Rangers. This will give QPR fans hope that they can stay up this season.
On the downside, Harry Redknapp’s squads are not rotated enough. This is the reason why many teams that Redknapp has managed suffer an awful loss of form towards the end of the season because the players get tired. This lack of rotation, coupled with his strong personality, tends to alienate some players. A few negative attitudes can derail a push to remain in the Premier League. Redknapp’s lack of tactical flexibility is also a problem. When he finds his team, he then finds and sticks with a formation. While this works incredibly well in some games, it doesn’t always work. This causes a varied form book and allows teams to figure out how to play against Redknapp’s sides. Injuries can also easily put paid to any good runs Redknapp’s teams have had. The evidence is with his time at other clubs.
What do you think about Harry Redknapp? Do you think he will help Queen’s Park Rangers beat relegation?