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QPR deny reports of manager Hughes being sacked

Published on Nov 20, 2012 7:23 AM
 
Queens Park Rangers' manager Mark Hughes reacts ahead of their English Premier League soccer match against Southampton at Loftus Road in London on Nov 17, 2012. English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers insisted late on Monday that Hughes remained their manager after a day of Twitter rumours suggesting the Welshman had been sacked. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers insisted late Monday that Mark Hughes remained their manager after a day of Twitter rumours suggesting the Welshman had been sacked.

"Rumours suggesting Mark Hughes has been sacked as QPR manager tonight (Monday) are not true," Ian J Taylor, the west London club's head of media and communications tweeted.

Saturday's 3-1 defeat at home to fellow relegation candidates Southampton left bottom-of-the-table QPR winless in the Premier League this season and five points adrift of 17th placed Reading.

Hughes met with QPR chief executive Philip Beard - the man Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes sent to fire previous manager Neil Warnock - at the club's training ground on Monday.

 
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