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Delaney denounces Briatore regime

PUBLISHED: 11:44 30 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:49 24 August 2010

IPSWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28:  Jay Simpson of QPR (L) battles with Damien Delaney of Ipswich during the Coca-Cola Championship match between Ipswich Town and Queens Park Rangers at Portman Road on December 28, 2009 in Ipswich, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

IPSWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Jay Simpson of QPR (L) battles with Damien Delaney of Ipswich during the Coca-Cola Championship match between Ipswich Town and Queens Park Rangers at Portman Road on December 28, 2009 in Ipswich, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

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FORMER QPR defender Damien Delaney has launched a scathing attack on the way Flavio Briatore runs the club, saying they have no chance of success. Delaney, who left Loftus Road to join Ipswich last summer, slammed Briatore s relentless policy of hiring

FORMER QPR defender Damien Delaney has launched a scathing attack on the way Flavio Briatore runs the club, saying they have 'no chance' of success.

Delaney, who left Loftus Road to join Ipswich last summer, slammed Briatore's relentless policy of hiring and firing and insisted Rangers would have won promotion had the co-owner not sacked Iain Dowie.

Writing in Town's match programme on Monday, the Republic of Ireland international said: "When it happens every three months or so, like it does at QPR, you will never be successful. If you run a football club like that, you've got no chance.

"There's been no stability there since Flavio Briatore took over. You can't keep chopping and changing every five minutes - you need continuity, on and off the pitch.

"QPR have had seven managers in the last two years - they can't all be wrong. Look at Iain Dowie - he got sacked after 15 games. We were three points off second place. Crazy.

"The lads loved Dowie and, if he was left in charge, we would have got promoted to the Premier League. I guarantee you that."

However, Delaney was full of praise for QPR's fans, adding: "They are very passionate for their club. They are genuine, good people and they have been promised the earth but it's not been delivered yet.

"I should imagine they are very frustrated. Flavio has been at the club for two years or so now and said he would do this and do that and it's not happened.


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