Redknapp hopes to become QPR coach Friday

STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Published:

LONDON (AP) -- Five months after being dismissed by Tottenham, Harry Redknapp says he hopes to replace the fired Mark Hughes as manager of struggling Queens Park Rangers.

Having sacked Hughes earlier in the day, QPR issued a statement on Friday saying it had begun discussions with Redknapp about him taking over a side which is in last place in the Premier League and without a win this season.

Late Friday night, Redknapp told British television channel Sky Sports News that he was keen to become QPR's new manager and that "hopefully we can get it done tonight. There shouldn't be any problems."