Former QPR boss: Mark Hughes deserves more time

15:15 19 November 2012

QPR manager Mark Hughes. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

QPR manager Mark Hughes. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former QPR player and manager Iain Dowie believes Mark Hughes deserves more time at the helm to give the players he has brought into the club a chance to gel.

Hughes is widely believed to be fighting to hang onto his job after Saturday’s 3-1 loss against Southampton left Rangers four points adrift at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table and still looking for a first victory 12 games in.

The results have been even more disappointing considering the influx of high-profile players to Loftus Road in the summer, including Ji-Sung Park from Manchester United, Esteban Granero from Real Madrid and former Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

But Dowie believes that is part of the problem, telling Sky Sports News: “Mark’s a very experienced manager and he’ll understand that when you don’t get results you come under pressure. But with the sheer number of players that have come in, it takes time to gel.

“I felt they were outplayed on Saturday and that will be the big disappointment for Mark and his coaching staff. Southampton looked the more creative side, which will be a big concern.”

Dowie, meanwhile, does not agree with criticism that QPR’s players are not giving their all to try to get the club out of trouble.

He said: “Sometimes when things aren’t going your way people throw up the line about players not trying. When you look at the likes of (Ryan) Nelsen and (Jamie) Mackie, I think they do have players who’ll demand effort. Mark’s sides have always been that way.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest QPR news

David Seaman, who was capped 75 times for England, moved to Man City during this week. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

It was a week where Arsenal said goodbye to their two greatest goalkeepers of the last 20 years, Chelsea splashed the cash and West Ham gained a captain. Here are 11 London moves that happened this week.

Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes past Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

With the summer now in full swing, well football-wise at least, transfers are the name of the game and here is our handy round-up from around the web this morning.

Diego Costa of Chelsea wants to move back to Spain according to reports (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

We round up Monday’s best transfer news and rumours from around the web as London’s clubs begin their transfer dealings with the English season officially over.

Raheem Sterling of Liverpool in action (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With the season officially now finished, we round-up the best transfer stories from around the web on this fine Sunday morning.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Time to expand with the LeefiBRIDGE.

More iOS memory in a flash: Introducing Leef iBRIDGE.

Read more
The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

Read more
You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more

QPR Transfer News

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
David Seaman, who was capped 75 times for England, moved to Man City during this week. (Photo by Ben Radford/Getty Images)

It was a week where Arsenal said goodbye to their two greatest goalkeepers of the last 20 years, Chelsea splashed the cash and West Ham gained a captain. Here are 11 London moves that happened this week.

Read more
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool goes past Mathieu Flamini of Arsenal (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

With the summer now in full swing, well football-wise at least, transfers are the name of the game and here is our handy round-up from around the web this morning.

Read more
Monday, June 1, 2015
Diego Costa of Chelsea wants to move back to Spain according to reports (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

We round up Monday’s best transfer news and rumours from around the web as London’s clubs begin their transfer dealings with the English season officially over.

Read more
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Raheem Sterling of Liverpool in action (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With the season officially now finished, we round-up the best transfer stories from around the web on this fine Sunday morning.

Read more