Mark Hughes has nothing to prove ahead of his return to QPR this weekend, according to Harry Redknapp.
The Stoke City boss was axed by Hoops chief Tony Fernandes in 2012 after a disastrous start to the season that saw them without a win from their opening 13 games.
However, Hughes steered Stoke to ninth spot in the Premier League last season and Redknapp reckons the Welshman won't be losing any sleep about coming back to W12 on Saturday.
He said: "Mark's a top manager. They did okay the first year and then they had a difficult start to the second season.
"That can happen to anybody because we've all been at places where it can go for you and others where it's doesn't.
"He's gone to Stoke now and is doing an excellent job, the same he has done at most clubs he's been at.
"Mark won't lose any sleep about coming back here. It will be another three points at stake for him."
Redknapp inherited a divided dressing room when he took over from Hughes and was unable to save the club from relegation.
But the former Spurs chief has refused to blame Sparky for the club's demise.
He added: "When you go 13 games without winning you're walking into a difficult situation. There were lots of different groups at the club.
"I'm sure that's not all down to Mark. There were players here he inherited and others came in, you never get a perfect group. It was a difficult time for him."
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