LONDON -- Queens Park Rangers fired manager Mark Hughes on Friday following the team's slow start to the Premier League season.
Hours later, Harry Redknapp confirmed his appointment is imminent as Hughes' replacement at QPR.
"Hopefully we can get it done (Friday night), there shouldn't be any problems," Redknapp told Sky Sports. "There are a couple of bits to be sorted out tonight but I've left it to other people and said I want it to happen because it's a club I want to manage.
"I'm looking forward to it. It's a big challenge and a tough job to take on -- but I'm up for the challenge."
QPR is last in the standings with only four points from 12 games and is the only team in the league without a victory.
The club said "ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the board of directors with very little choice but to make a change."
Hughes is the second Premier League manager to be fired this week after Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea on Wednesday.
"Queens Park Rangers Football Club has today terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes with immediate effect," the club announced on their official Twitter feed.
"Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki will take charge of the R's trip to Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday afternoon."
Redknapp, 65, took charge of Tottenham when the club was bottom of the table and ended up guiding the north London side to two fourth-place finishes during his spell at White Hart Lane.
He said he was hoping to travel to Saturday's match before making Tuesday's match at Sunderland his first in charge.
"I'll watch the game tomorrow. I will probably travel up and watch the game in the stand," Redknapp said. "If everything gets sorted, and I'm sure it will, I'll be in Sunday morning, will have the team in training on Monday, then fly up to Sunderland."
Redknapp thinks the current group players will be the ones to get the Loftus Road club out of its current predicament.
"I dont think too much will happen," in the January transfer window, he said. "There is a big staff there and you can't keep bringing players in. The players have got to start performing.
"If they do that we've got a chance. ... Find a way to pick up points, be hard to beat and win some matches. It's all about the players."
Redknapp said the vacant manager's position with the Ukraine national team also appealed to him.
"Yesterday I was almost on my way to the Ukraine," he said. "It was something I fancied doing -- but this has changed everything around."
Information from the Associated Press and Press Association was used in this report.