Tony Fernandes’ transfers
Tony Fernandes was desperate to break into the football scene and bought a majority share in QPR back in summer 2011.
His inexperience was obvious though.
Whilst he is undoubtedly a brilliant entrepreneur, Fernandes clearly didn’t understand football.
He didn’t understand what was needed to succeed in the Premier League.
He aimed far too high with the signings and ended up splashing big wages on the wrong type of player.
Julio Cesar, Christopher Samba, Park Ji-Sung, Stephane Mbia, Djibril Cisse, Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Esteban Granero are just a handful of players who were drafted in on high wages.
Most didn’t have suitable Premier League experience and QPR had assembled a bunch of high-earning players rather than a team.
This is partially why it didn’t work out for them in the Premier League.