Julio Cesar has confirmed that he will be leaving Queens Park Rangers at the end of the Premier League season.
The Brazilian arrived at Loftus Road in August 2012, signing a four-year contract with the club, but they have struggled this season and their relegation was confirmed at the end April after a 0-0 draw with Reading.
Cesar has made 26 appearances for the club in all competitions throughout 2012-13, keeping just five clean sheets and conceding 37 goals as QPR finished bottom of the table.
The club may be preparing for life in the Championship, but Cesar has revealed that his future lies away from QPR, although he will play in their final league game against Liverpool on Sunday.
"My future today is aquestion mark," he told Sportv. "I have three more years on my contract, but the manager (Harry Redknapp) has already made it clear that it will be hard for me to stay at the club.
"I am happy he thinks that way, it is a sign that my work is being recognised. I dedicated as much as I could to QPR.
"He (Redknapp) had told me that I wouldn't start any more games as I won't be staying at the club. Now he has asked me to play the last game,and that makes me happy.
"I will try to play well and do my best."
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes will be patient in the club's efforts to return to the Premier League.QPR were relegated following a 0-0 draw with Reading in April, and Fernandes warned that instant promotion back to the top flight will not be easy.
Reading and QPR's relegation from the Premier League has been confirmed by the sides' 0-0 draw on Sunday.Both teams required a win at the Madejski Stadium to prolong their stay in the English top flight and consign their opponents to the Championship.
Reading and QPR were both relegated from the Premier League after they played out a dull 0-0 draw at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday.
Loic Remy's header – which went over from a corner – a warning sign for
Taarabt had two good efforts shortly after, but he
scuffed his initial attempt at McCarthy before side-footing wide.
It was then Reading's turn to enjoy a good spell, as the
hosts cranked up the pressure after the hour mark.
First, Pogrebnyak cut inside and curled an attempt just
wide of the right-hand post before Guthrie's long-range effort was saved by
QPR were enjoying good spells of possession but Reading
continued to threaten when they went forward and the introduction of Le Fondre
spurred them on, with Pogrebnyak heading over from close range.
Le Fondre did the same in the 80th minute, after a
terrific Guthrie cross, while defender Shane Morrison had a good header tipped over by Green in the dying stages.
At the other end, McCarthy spilled a Bothroyd shot, but he recovered quickly for Reading, as both sides were forced to settle for an ultimately meaningless point.
With three matches remaining for both sides in the Premier League season, they will only have pride to play for as a disappointing campaign draws to a close.
The first relegation spot could be confirmed this weekend as the bottom two, Reading and Queens Park Rangers, meet at the Madejski Stadium.Both sides are 10 points from safety with four games remaining and know that a defeat in this fixture will cost them their Premier League status.