Ex-QPR boss Redknapp expects managerial return next season
Harry Redknapp insists he will be ready for a return to management next season.
Redknapp’s two-year tenure as Queens Park Rangers ended earlier this month when the 67-year-old stepped down from the role due to ongoing problems with his knees.
But the former West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham boss says his knee issues will be resolved soon and revealed he will look for another managerial role when he is fully fit.
"I’ll be looking to get back in next season," Redknapp told Sky Sports News HQ.
"The off-season comes and then I’ll be looking to work somewhere because I love it. I’ve got nothing else in my life really. I’m useless around the house and football is what I love. I still feel as good as I’ve ever felt.
"My knee will be sorted out in a week or two so I’ll be ready to go again and I’m looking forward to that."
Tim Sherwood was the early favourite to replace Redknapp at QPR before the surprise appointment of Chris Ramsey, who was handed the role until the end of the season
"Well it was a surprise, I have got to be honest," Redknapp said. "It would have probably been a surprise to people outside of football.
"For me, being on the inside, I had a feeling they might go that way and what an opportunity for him to walk straight into a Premier League club."
QPR face three successive London derbies next – against Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace respectively – but Redknapp is confident the Rs have got what it takes to avoid Premier League relegation.
He added: "It’s very, very open at the bottom and I think QPR have got just as much chance as the other six or seven teams that are down there."