HARRY Redknapp believes Sunderland are the “worst team in the Premier League” – and are in real danger of going down.
Redknapp quit second-bottom QPR in February claiming he needed a knee operation which would affect his ability to do the job, and was replaced at the helm by Chris Ramsay.
My honest opinion, I think Sunderland, at the moment, are the worst team in the division
Ramsay’s first win in charge was the 2-0 success over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light – which remains the only win of his reign.
But Redknapp says he hasn’t given up hope of QPR getting out of trouble, and cited the Black Cats – who are just one point and one place above the drop zone – as being the team to catch.
Asked about his old side’s chances of beating the drop, Redknapp said: “I think it’s going to be very, very difficult.
“But, having said that, I think Sunderland are bang in trouble.
“My honest opinion, I think Sunderland, at the moment, are the worst team in the division.
“QPR went there and beat them 2-0 just a few weeks ago.
“I think they’ve got it all on, Sunderland. I think it’s going to be tough.”
Sunderland picked up just seven points from their last 12 matches under Gus Poyet, before he was sacked last week and replaced by Dick Advocaat.
The Dutchman saw his new team slip to a 1-0 defeat at West Ham in his first game in charge to remain just a point better off than third-bottom Burnley, with eight games to go.
Redknapp added: “I think Burnley and Leicester (bottom at the moment) are decent teams – they’ll still have a go.
“QPR have two decent away games now (West Brom and Aston Villa) where they need to pick up results. One result can turn it around for them.”