TONY Fernandes has wasted no time cracking the whip when it comes to saying no over new signings.
The QPR chairman insists there is no row between he and Harry Redknapp over the board’s refusal to sign Wayne Bridge – but is adamant the Rs board won’t get their fingers burned twice.
Rangers and Fernandes are counting the cost over previous misfit acquisitions, and have allowed the 32-year-old former Chelsea defender to sign for Reading instead.
Fernandes said: “There’s no row at all. Harry’s an emotional guy, but we want to do things properly and we’ve learned a lot from last season.
“We want players who want to play for us an protect ourselves who may get injured and not be fit enough, and we have to find a balance of being enthusiastic and throwing money down the drain.
“We want to make sure we’re protected that a lot of player’s wages is on his appearance as well, and not have guys on huge salaries doing nothing.
“Harry should be the first person to say I’ve been the most supportive chairman in the league.”
However, Redknapp hinted his bosses’ inexperience in the market may yet cost Hoops a chance to win back their Premier League place.
He said: “If I can’t bring in the players I want to bring in – then we haven’t got a chance.
“I’m a football person; I’ve got football people around me. If other people make those decisions – we’ve got no chance.”