Last Updated: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:37
Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes says he is committed to the club for the long term and is not scared by relegation.
Former boss Neil Warnock was sacked in January and replaced by current manager Mark Hughes because Fernandes wanted to ensure the club survived their season back in the top flight but things have not gone according to plan and the team are only out of the relegation places courtesy of a better goal difference.
That has lead to doubts being aired that Fernandes, who only took over at the club last summer, would stay on at Loftus Road if they were plunged back into the Championship.
The Malaysian has invested heavily in the first team already and he maintains he is not going to walk away from the club if they were to be relegated.
Fernandes told the Independent: "The QPR fans are just getting to know me. So no, I'm not going to run away. I started an airline with two planes, been through SARS, bird flu, a Tsunami, an earthquake, terrorism and airports closed for seven days.
"Relegation isn't going to scare me. It's a long-term project and Rome wasn't built in a day. Along the way there will be hiccups. But when you look back in 15 and 20 years' time, we will be proud of what we achieved."
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