But the new Loftus Road boss also left the door OPEN to the SFA to approach the Scotland legend over the national team manager’s job.
Redknapp told The Sun: “Joe will be coming with me to QPR. I think the world of him. He’s been an invaluable member of my backroom staff for a long time.
“But I am also aware of his name being mentioned in connection with the Scotland job.
“That doesn’t surprise me because I think he would be an excellent choice.
“Joe has great respect in the game and is someone of integrity. He had a fabulous playing career and is just a tremendous football man.”