QPR to 'make announcement' amid takeover buzz

17 August 2011 06:00

Queens Park Rangers have revealed they plan to make an announcement about the club on Thursday amid intense speculation of a looming takeover.

The Premier League outfit have been strongly linked with Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes, who is reported to be on the brink of buying a 51 percent share of the club from Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone.

Fernandes, the owner of low-cost pan-Asian airline AirAsia, has been in London this week for talks with the west London club's owners and also met manager Neil Warnock.

Fernandes told the Evening Standard in an interview published on Tuesday that Warnock's future at the club was safe should his takeover be confirmed.

"I think Neil is a super guy and he's done extremely well to have got QPR to where they are," he told the paper.

"He'd have my full support. I think the manager should get what the manager wants."

Source: AFP