Mark Hughes has been sacked as the manager of Queens Park Rangers after having a terrible start to the new season.
QPR are stuck at the bottom of the table with no wins from 12 games and on just four points. This is despite the chairman spending a lot of money in the summer to bulk up the squad. Several players were brought in in the summer but the season hasn’t started well for Hughes and his side.
The 3-1 loss at home at the weekend to Southampton was deemed the final straw for the board at QPR and they will now be looking for a new manager with Harry Redknapp the favourite to take the reigns at the bottom club.
Below is a statement made from Queens Park Rangers.
QUEENS Park Rangers Football Club has today (Friday) terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes with immediate effect.
This decision has been taken after careful consideration by the Board of Directors, following numerous meetings over the last few days.
The Board of Directors wish to thank Mark for his commitment, hard work and dedication in his ten months in charge.
Mark has shown integrity and professionalism throughout his time here, but ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the Board of Directors with very little choice but to make a change.
The Board will now be working actively to put a new managerial structure in place as soon as possible.
Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki will take charge of the R’s trip to Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The club will be making a further announcement in due course.
Alex William Batt