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QPR manager Harry Redknapp has endured a tumultuous 2012
Harry Redknapp has undergone quite a year and transformation in fortunes in 2012.
Only 12 months ago, he could do little wrong at Tottenham with the North London club looking at another Champions League spot.
On February 8 this year, Redknapp was cleared of tax evasion charges and just hours later was installed as favourite to become England manager after Fabio Capello quit his role in the wake of John Terry being stripped of the captaincy following allegations of racism toward QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Even in the life of Redknapp, it was an astonishing few hours.
On March 4, Andre Villas-Boas was axed as Chelsea manager and Redknapp was listed as a favourite to replace the Portuguese coach.
However, the FA opted for Roy Hodgson as new England boss. Meanwhile, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich kept interim manager Roberto Di Matteo on permanently after the team's Champions League triumph, which also denied Tottenham a place in the Champions League.
To rub salt in his wounds, Tottenham sacked Redknapp in July despite his successes with the White Hart Lane club over the previous four years.
Ironically, Villas-Boas succeeded Redknapp at Spurs and the former West Ham boss was left sidelined until QPR made their move following the dismissal of Mark Hughes in November.
The 2012 nadir for Redknapp came in his final game of the year as Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a three-goal halftime lead against an insipid QPR display at Loftus Road.