QPR deny reports of manager Hughes being sacked
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.