Hughes meets with Beard as Marsh gives his views

21:29 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

Mark Hughes tonight remains in charge of QPR despite speculation that he had been sacked.

Rumours started circulating on Twitter that Hughes’ 10-month reign at Loftus Road had come to an end after the club’s terrible start to the season.

But Kia Joorabchian, who represents Hughes, told the BBC that claims the 45-year-old had been removed from his position were “not true at all”.

QPR also said Hughes remains in charge. The former Manchester United and Bayern Munich striker is expected to take charge of training tomorrow.

Winless Rangers are rock bottom of the Barclays Premier League, five points behind 17th-placed Reading, who have a match in hand.

Hughes today met with QPR chief executive Philip Beard - the man chairman Tony Fernandes sent to fire previous manager Neil Warnock - at the club’s training ground in west London.

Hughes did not take training today, but the club insist that is common practice as they players were in for a light session.

Having signed 11 first-team players - some of them from Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United - Hughes was expected to guide Rangers to the top half of the table, but a 3-1 defeat to Southampton on Saturday stretched QPR’s winless run to 12 matches.

Rangers then have winnable games against Sunderland, Aston Villa and Wigan, and former QPR striker Rodney Marsh thinks Hughes should be given four matches to prove his worth.

“If I was the owner, I would sit down now and say ‘Mark, I am going to give you four games,” Marsh told BBC Sport.

“I would say ‘We are in desperate trouble. If we don’t improve our league position in four games, I am going to have to make a change.”’

Hughes himself pleaded to be given time and even said last Friday that he was convinced he could achieve a mid-table finish this season.

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

Submit your QPR player ratings

Latest QPR news

On-loan Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson celebrates with West Ham's Stewart Downing (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson has been impressed with striker Enner Valencia in recent weeks and hopes the summer signing can come good.

Liverpool player Raheem Sterling (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With the season coming to an end and plenty of teams already knowing their destiny in regards to the summer, transfers are becoming a priority. Here is our handy round-up of the best stories on the web featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, QPR, Liverpool and Spurs.

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

Another vital Saturday in the Premier League was as thrilling as ever as clubs prepare for the final games of the season. Some thoughts are already on the summer though and here are some juicy transfer tales from around the web featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham and QPR.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

With the season fast coming to an end, many clubs are now seeking their summer work to improve their squad and move to the next level. Check out our transfer round-up featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham, Tottenham, QPR and Crystal Palace.

Breaking News

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A woman has died after she was hit by a Central Line train at Liverpool Street station.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

QPR Transfer News

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
On-loan Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson celebrates with West Ham's Stewart Downing (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson has been impressed with striker Enner Valencia in recent weeks and hopes the summer signing can come good.

Read more
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Liverpool player Raheem Sterling (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

With the season coming to an end and plenty of teams already knowing their destiny in regards to the summer, transfers are becoming a priority. Here is our handy round-up of the best stories on the web featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, QPR, Liverpool and Spurs.

Read more
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

Another vital Saturday in the Premier League was as thrilling as ever as clubs prepare for the final games of the season. Some thoughts are already on the summer though and here are some juicy transfer tales from around the web featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, West Ham and QPR.

Read more
Friday, April 17, 2015
Yaya Toure of Manchester City (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

With the season fast coming to an end, many clubs are now seeking their summer work to improve their squad and move to the next level. Check out our transfer round-up featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham, Tottenham, QPR and Crystal Palace.

Read more