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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Ecclestone reveals lack of interest in QPR

ESPNsoccernet staff

QPR might be sitting at the top of the Championship table, but owner Bernie Ecclestone said he is really not bothered.

"Yeah, it's good. Super, super, super. We can only go down from here," he told the Guardian. Asked if he has any enthusiasm for the club he replied: "Not at all. Of course I can pull out, but there are lots of things that could and should be done there. It's mainly commercial things and for me to see if we can get that working better. Once you get me involved that's it. I'm there."

Ecclestone invested in QPR along with his friends Flavio Briatore and Lakshmi Mittal. "It's something I got involved in," he told the newspaper, "[but] not out of choice. I'm probably going to be even more involved shortly. It's a task that needs getting on with."

Asked if promotion to the Premier League would excite him, he smiled. "Half the people who get involved in football do it only to satisfy their ego. I suppose we all get caught up in that."

And he admitted that he once toyed with the idea of launching a bid for Arsenal. "I thought it would be nice if we could be in charge. It was a stupid thing to do. I'm very lucky I escaped because that would've been a 24-hours-a-day job. I only got involved a little bit because my daughter's boyfriend was David Dein's son. That's how it started."

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