QPR legend: R’s must be inspired be Arsenal and Man Utd

11:35 11 November 2012

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes. Photo credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes. Photo credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

PA Wire

Former QPR striker Rodney Marsh has told the club’s chairman Tony Fernandes to look at the long-term successes of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger at Manchester United and Arsenal when he considers Mark Hughes’ future.

The London club returned to the foot of the Premier League yesterday after they suffered their seventh defeat of a so-far winless season at Stoke.

Speculation continues to mount over the future of Rangers boss Hughes despite public statements of support from Fernandes, who is also the club owner.

Marsh, who played over 200 games for QPR, admits the team’s start to the season has been poor, but he insists sacking the manager would be wrong.

“I believe you should give the manager until Christmas,” Marsh told BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme.

“If you look at any successful team it is always based on continuity and consistency.

“Just look at Arsenal and Manchester United and what they have done with Arsene Wenger and (Sir) Alex Ferguson.

“Yes, they have gone 11 games without a win, but I hate it when owners keep on sacking their managers after a run of bad results.

“Mark Hughes has been under the cosh for the last four games.

“It was only six games into the season when they were saying ‘Hughes out’.

“That can’t be good for anybody within the football club. I believe in continuity and consistency.”

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

Dwight Gayle of Crystal Palace hits the post (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Football League loan window is now open and Championship clubs will be looking to do business.

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hopes new signing Nasser El Khayati setting up the winner in the 1-0 victory at home to Ipswich is a sign of things to come for the club.

Charlie Austin  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Slaven Bilic admits Southampton have got a bargain in Charlie Austin.

Alex Smithies had to remain patient before getting a first-team chance at QPR, but is now relishing life at Loftus Road

QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies is looking to build on his promising run in the side and wants to see the team turn recent solid displays into much-needed wins.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport