Jan 25 2013 By Paul Warburton
QPR boss Harry Redknapp reckons he has had a 'nightmare week' trying to sign new recruits.
According to the gaffer, no fish are biting, and even his wife is giving him stick.
“I haven’t been home for 12 days,” he said. “My wife said the other day, what do you look like? I said I look like Paul Newman. She said, in my dreams.
Redknapp (pic) has made enquiries for a host of players including Portuguese defender Rolando, a potential replacement for the imminent departure of Ryan Nelsen, as well as French midfielder Etienne Capoue, but insists no-one else has thrown their hat in the same ring as £8m Loic Remy, signed last week.
The manager added: “I’ve been travelling all over the place. Every day’s been flights everywhere, but it’s difficult to land anybody.
“You think you’ve got somebody and then you haven’t – and that’s the way it’s gone.”
However, the Rs supremo clearly had time to take in the League Cup semi-final that saw neighbours Chelsea exit at the hands of Swansea – since infamous over the ball boy incident that landed Blues midfielder Eden Hazard in hot water.
The Belgian was alleged to have kicked out at Charlie Morgan, although Redknapp branded the 17-year-old an ‘idiot’.
He added: “As he (Hazard) kicked the ball, he toe-poked it from under the boy.
“Why was he lying on it? Imagine the frustration. You’re trying to get to a cup final, and there’s this kid behaving like an idiot.
“The whole thing got blown out of all proportion. I can think of a few players that would have kicked harder than what he did.
“He was tweeting yesterday that he was a super timewaster. I thought it was disgusting the way he behaved.”