Redknapp: I’m not under pressure

first_img But, with a home game against Liverpool to come on Sunday, Redknapp does not believe he job is under immediate threat if recent results do not improve. When asked if he was feeling any pressure, Redknapp said: “None whatsoever. ”Until you’ve been under pressure you don’t know what pressure is and I’m not under pressure, none whatsoever. I’m looking forward to the game on Sunday. ”We have played seven games, we are seven games into a Premier League season. We have played three home games, we got beaten by Hull 1-0 and missed a penalty, we beat Sunderland and drew with Stoke in a tough game – it is not easy. ”I still have every confidence in the players here that we will start getting the results, and hopefully that will start on Sunday.” Redknapp’s current deal at the club expires at the end of the current campaign and for weeks he had been expected to sign an extension. But the former West Ham and Tottenham boss is not concerned about negotiating a new contract and is still enjoying a close working relationship with Fernandes. “I don’t need assurances from anybody,” he said. The 67-year-old guided the Hoops back into the Barclays Premier League through the play-offs last year, but the side have struggled on their return to the top flight, sitting bottom of the table with just four points from their opening seven games. Former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has joined ex-Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood as a reported candidate to fill the vacancy, should QPR owner Tony Fernandes decide a change is required. QPR boss Harry Redknapp does not want any assurances over his position and insists he is not under pressure at Loftus Road. “It is up to Tony what he does. If he is not happy come and talk to me – I’m a big boy. I’m going for dinner with him tonight. I’m not going to be there buying him dinner to keep my job – I will let him buy dinner. “The impasse over my contract is that I wasn’t bothered about signing a new contract, not in the slightest. “What is a contract? A contract is you work for a club. If they don’t want you, you talk to the chairman, sort out what you’re doing and you move on. “If we stay up and at the end of the year Tony wants to talk about another year with me I’d be delighted, that is what I want to do in my life.” Fernandes has backed Redknapp since he was chosen as the man to replace Mark Hughes in November 2012. But the Malaysian businessman will be all-too aware that Redknapp was unable to prevent QPR falling into the Championship having failed to win any of the first 12 league games under Hughes and will not want to see a similar pattern emerge this year. Although Redknapp has previously said he would have very little desire to remain in place if QPR were to be relegated, he insists his passion for the game still keeps him putting in the effort to turn things around. “I was up at four o’clock this morning,” he said. “I left my house at twenty-to-five, I must be doing it for some reason, not because I need to feed the dogs, it is because I love it. “When I don’t love doing it I won’t get up in the morning. When the alarm goes off I will turn over, and on the day I don’t feel like coming in that will be it for me. “It is not easy but I’m confident we will be okay. Certainly no-one is walking around, moping around feeling sorry for themselves. If we had seven points we would be delighted. We are a couple of points short of what we should have had.” Press Associationlast_img

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