“This choice to step away is made with a heavy coronary heart,” Fernandes mentioned.
PETALING JAYA: Queens Park Rangers (QPR) co-owner Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has left the Championship membership after a 12-year involvement within the English Premier League (EPL) soccer membership.
BBC reported that Fernandes not holds any shares in QPR Holdings Restricted.
“This choice to step away is made with a heavy coronary heart,“ he mentioned.
The founding father of AirAsia purchased the west London membership in 2011 alongside Westports Holdings Bhd group managing director Datuk Ruben Emir Gnanalingam and AirAsia Group Bhd chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun and stepped down as co-chairman in 2018.
“I wish to thank the supporters who I’ve skilled the final decade of adventures with. I’ll proceed to look out for QPR’s outcomes and need the board nothing however success for the longer term,” Fernandes added.
Gnanalingam in response to Fernandes’ exit mentioned, “It is a unhappy day for the membership, and for me particularly as a result of Tony and I joined the membership collectively.
“There have been some unimaginable moments throughout that interval, significantly our survival within the Premier League in 2012 and our play-off success in 2014.
“In fact, there have been challenges too however Tony’s good intentions for the membership can by no means be doubted.”
It was additional reported that QPR completed twentieth within the Championship final season and have solely completed within the prime 10 within the desk as soon as since being relegated from the Premier League in 2015.