Mark Hughes gets the sack

QPR have sacked Mark Hughes after 8 months in charge with the club sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table.

Hughes’s position has been hanging in the balance all week after defeat to Southampton at Loftus Road, a match dubbed ‘El Sackico’.

Ultimately, it has not come as a surprise given QPR’s current league position, having gained just four points from their opening 12 fixtures. However, the timing is somewhat curious given the team face Manchester United at Old Trafford in less than 24 hours.

A club statement this morning said the Rangers board were now looking to appoint a replacement as soon as possible.

The statement read: ‘Queens Park Rangers Football Club has today (Friday) terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes with immediate effect.

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‘This decision has been taken after careful consideration by the Board of Directors, following numerous meetings over the last few days.

Harry Redknapp is the man expected to succeed Hughes at Loftus Road, although this has not yet been confirmed.

Redknapp has been out of work since leaving Tottenham at the end of last season and has this week been linked with the vacant manager’s job with the Ukrainian national team.

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