Harry Redknapp has stepped down as manager of QPR, citing an upcoming knee replacement as the reason behind his decision.
Chairman of the club, Tony Fernandes, was told by Redknapp of his decision this morning at 5.30am.
Redknapp, 67, said: “I need immediate surgery.
“If I can’t give 100 per cent, it’s better for someone else to take over.”
He added: "I have had such a fantastic time at QPR.
"I would like to thank the board, the players and all my staff, and especially the supporters who have been absolutely fantastic to me.”
QPR are currently second from the bottom of the Premier League.
Redknapp got them their promotion into the league via the Championship play-offs.
He said he was confident they would survive to stay in the Premier League for another year.
Amar Singh, Digital Sports Editor for the Evening Standard, explained what the news will mean for the future of the club.