LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Queens Park Rangers have finally lost confidence in manager Mark Hughes, following his sacking on Friday.
Hughes has been struggling to get the positive results needed to keep his team out of the relegation zone and a string of close defeats and draws were not satisfying to the owner of the club who had spend largely in the summer to rebuild the squad.
With QPR down to face Manchester United on Saturday, many had thought that probably would have been his last game in charge, as the Red Devils were heavy favorites to win.
The, though, decided on lamenting, announcing the termination of his contract “with immediate effect.”
“Queens Park Rangers Football Club has today (Friday) terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes with immediate effect,” QPR said in a statement on its website at www.qpr.co.uk.
“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.”
Hughes is second Premier League manager to be sack this week, following Chelsea FC decision to fire Roberto Di Matteo