Fernandes says it has been a “tragic season” following relegation.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes believes that he has been “exploited” since he took over the club back in August 2011.
Following their goalless draw with Reading last weekend, the Hoops will play in the Championship next season having won just four games this campaign.
It brings to an end a miserable season for the Loftus Road faithful, who will now hope that they can make a swift return to England’s top flight.
Fernandes has made his wealth in the airline and music industries, and he estimates he has put £50m of his personal fortune into the club. However, he says he has learned a lesson this season, and will be more cautious in future.
“I don’t think I will be exploited any more,” he told the media as reported by BBC Sport.
“I think I allowed myself to be exploited but that’s my choice,” he added.
Since the 49-year-old arrived at the club, he has brought in the likes of Shaun Wright-Phillips, Djibril Cisse, Anton Ferdinand, Bobby Zamora, Christopher Samba and Loic Remy.
However, he has been left unimpressed by agents and the business surrounding transfers in football, and will be looking to be more shrewd in the market in future.
“Agents are trying to get the best contracts and there are no two ways about it, I had to pay premiums.
“I’ve seen all parts that make football quite – maybe immoral is a strong word- but they would sell their grandmother to do something. It’s all part of the football ecosystem.”
Aside from feeling a little frustrated with his work in the transfer market and the financial consequences of having failed to avoid the drop with those new additions, Fernandes also regrets allowing Joey Barton leave the club.
Barton joined Marseille on a season-long loan, and Fernandes feels his absence was a huge factor in the club’s inability to avoid relegation.
“We missed Joey. We needed a workhorse midfielder and we tried to get Scott Parker. We missed a real leader. We tried to get Michael Dawson.
“This has been a tragic season in many ways. It is a Shakespearean play in the making,” he concluded.