QPR boss Neil Warnock feels he'd be out of the club if Tony Fernandes had not bought it.
Warnock moved to Loftus Road to work for vice-chairman Amit Bhatia, who quit in the summer.
"He was the reason I came here," said Warnock. "It was a big blow when he left."
Bhatia returned when Fernandes moved in - and Warnock, whose side take on Aston Villa today, is delighted.
He admitted: "I did find the summer difficult and if Tony had not bought the club when he did, I could have left after losing 4-0 to Bolton.
"I was told the takeover was on but I wouldn't have been around long if not. I just wanted an opportunity."