Warnock: I would have been gone from QPR if not for Fernandes

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.

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.”

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