After a very dull 0-0 draw against Reading this afternoon, QPR were confirmed as relegated from the Premier League. Where do they go from here?
To say it as it is, the club are in a bit of a mess at the moment. They have players who are simply playing to pick up their wages and aren’t fussed as to whether games are won or lost. Passion and commitment is certainly greater than talent alone.
There are some big names in the QPR squad such as Loic Remy, Christopher Samba, and Estaban Granero. These guys are undoubtedly on high wages and will probably not want to play championship football next season. The club took a gamble on these guys, as well as several others, and it didn’t pay off.
Several years ago, when teams went down they more than likely bounced back straight away. However, year on year, the Championship is becoming a very tough division. There are some big teams with some big stadiums in the league, and QPR have their work cut out if they want to get promoted.
The next problem comes with their manager, Harry Redknapp. The question many people are asking is whether he will stay or go. Despite going down, Harry should be willing to take on the challenge of bringing QPR back to the Premiership. If they have a good clear-out and almost start from fresh, I think Redknapp has what it takes to bounce back.
If Redknapp doesn’t want to stay with the London side, I think that there will be demand from several other teams in the country.
Reading, who were also relegated today, are in a much better position than that of the London side. They haven’t overspent and have a manager who knows the Championship inside out.
It is certainly a worrying time for QPR fans and a future of uncertainty lies ahead.