Fernandes outlines QPR vision

The Malaysian businessman completed a takeover at Loftus Park in

August and immediately provided manager Neil Warnock with funds to

strengthen his squad. A number of new players arrived before the

transfer deadline and there has been a feel-good factor around QPR

in recent weeks, despite the 6-0 defeat to Fulham last time out.

Fernandes believes it was an ideal time to take over but has vowed

to run the club properly. “It is always good to come in in a

recession (and) I believe we are going to have that double-dip.

That cleanses out the craziness sometimes,” he said in The

Independent. “Football needs to change. The real value of players

has become completely inflated. There are clubs out there that if

they were in a real business they could not afford. That inflates

it for everybody. “For the sake of football, proper business sense

has to be made. If you look at the Premier League, this is a good

time to buy (a club). There is a bit more sensibility coming in.”

Fernandes has a clear vision in mind for QPR as he looks to

steadily build for the future, and one thing he is adamant about is

that QPR must make money. “This is not a black hole of Calcutta or

a trophy asset,” he said in an interview with fcbusiness magazine.

“This has to be run as a business. “The first step is to avoid

relegation, then we need to sort out the ticket prices, and get

reconnected with the fans. “As we move up the Premier League, there

is more money through TV revenue, but it will be important to build

a fan base.”