English Premiership

Ferdinand backing Redknapp

2014-10-17 08:16
Rio Ferdinand (Supplied)
Rio Ferdinand (Supplied)
Cape Town - Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has spoken out in support of the Hoops' under-fire manager Harry Redknapp.

After scraping together just four points from seven matches, Redknapp’s charges are wallowing near the bottom of the Premier League standings.

The run of poor form has lead to many calling for the manager's head, but Ferdinand, who arrived at the Hoops during the recent transfer window, believes the players need to back Redknapp.

"We are not even in double figures for the amount of games played yet," Ferdinand told the Evening Standard.

"To push the panic button now would be crazy in my eyes. Harry still comes across to me as a fighter and a man with a lot of fight left in him. He wants to get the club out of this situation we're in. It's not for the lack of trying.

"No one wants to see their manager get sacked. It was not nice to see it happen to David Moyes at Manchester United last season and I wouldn't want to see it here. It's down to us as players, as well as the coaching staff, to start turning results around."

However, the immediate future for Redknapp does not look so bright as his side face defending champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool over the next four weeks.

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