Dec 1 2012 By Paul Warburton
HARRY Redknapp admitted he is no bible scholar – but the manager got the gist of a text message from Joe Royle about performing a miracle at QPR.
The ex-Manchester City boss and one time Everton hero dropped the reference presumably about Jesus’s trick with the five loaves and two fishes that ended up feeding the multitudes.
Royle reckoned that Rangers surviving this season's relegation battle is akin to much the same feat.
“Joe Royle sent me a message today,” revealed Redknapp (pic). ”But I’ve never read the bible, and it was about turning fish into whatever – a miracle is what he meant.
“And I’ve had loads of messages from people (asking whether I’m mad to take the job). Are you drugged up or something? That sort of thing.”
Rangers are still without a Premier League win, easily their worst run without a victory in 130 years of football, and their new manager who replaced Mark Hughes last week, admits if he pulls off the great escape, it will be his greatest accomplishment in seven different stints as a manager.
He added: “I’m not a fool. Of course, it would be my greatest achievement from where we are now. But we didn’t show any lack of confidence against Villa – it’s just getting that first win is the key.”