QPR boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that he will not stand in the way of Glenn Hoddle if he wants to take the vacant manager’s job at Crystal Palace.
The Eagles parted company with Tony Pulis just two days before the start of the season but they showed some fighting spirit and almost picked up a point against Arsenal before being beaten 2-1.
Hoddle was recently appointed by QPR as the club’s first-team coach but he is reportedly in the running to take over the reins at Selhurst Park.
Palace are also thought to be interested in former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay and ex-Spurs manager Tim Sherwood. They are reportedly looking to name their new boss this week and Redknapp insists he won’t stand in Hoddle’s way.
He told Sky Sports News HQ: “I’m hoping obviously he stays, but football is football.
“I brought Steve McClaren in, Steve Cotterill, they all went off and managed other clubs, so I’m hoping Palace appoint someone else very quickly.
“I’m delighted to have Glenn here, but listen if it’s something he wants to do, there’s nothing we can do.
“If that’s what he wants to do, but I’m hoping he stays with us because I really want him to be part of our team this season.”
Both QPR and Palace are expected to struggle in the Premier League this season despite adding to their squads and they are both currently 2.80 to be relegated with Dafabet.