QPR chairman Fernandes explains binning South Korea tour

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has explained scrapping their summer tour of South Korea.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has explained scrapping their summer tour of South Korea.

Part of the deal was midfielder Park Ji-sung and Korean teammate Yun Suk-young would play in friendlies between July 16-25. But the chances are the former Manchester United midfielder will have moved on in a summer clear out by then.

Fernandes reckons Rangers ‘brand recognition’ is up and running in Korea and wants any preparation for next season to be much closer to home.

He told the Fulham Chronicle: “The tour is not going to happen.

“There’s been enough brand building and marketing which we’ve done well – but we’ve failed miserably on the pitch and I think we should stay in Europe.

“People in Korea still want to do it (regardless of whether Park is still at QPR). But tours distract, and we want players and management to stay in this time zone and focus entirely on rebuilding the squad.”

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