Sunday, May 20, 2018

QPR dismiss Warnock quit rumours

Queens Park Rangers have denied reports manager Neil Warnock has resigned from the English Premier League side.

The 62-year-old has been the subject of renewed speculation since Wednesday, after Peterborough director of football Barry Fry claimed the QPR boss failed to assure transfer target Craig Mackail-Smith he would remain as manager.

Reports began to circulate that Warnock had resigned from the club he led to the top-flight in the last campaign, but the Loftus Road outfit have been quick to assure fans he is still in charge.

“The club would like to make it clear that Neil Warnock has not resigned from his post and is continuing to work hard behind the scenes ahead of the R’s return to pre-season training next week,” read a statement on the club’s website on Thursday.

Warnock led the Rangers to Championship glory last season, putting them back in the top-flight for the first time since 1995/96.

The former Crystal Palace and Sheffield United boss told the club’s website he was excited about what was to come.

“We’ve targeted a number of players during the last few weeks and although we’ve missed out on some, the board are continuing to work hard to assist me in bringing new additions to the football club,” Warnock said.

“I’m confident that we’ll have a few new players on board in the next couple of weeks.”

“With regards to my own position, I’m really excited about the challenge that lies ahead next season and I can’t wait for pre-season training next week.”

On Wednesday, Peterborough’s Fry told The Mirror: “Craig met Neil Warnock and was impressed with him, but he wanted assurances that Neil would still be manager at the start of the season and didn’t get them.”

QPR will meet Bolton at home on August 13 to start their campaign.


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