Mark Hughes walked out of Loftus Road on Friday, leaving Queens Park Rangers without a manager ahead of their clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Talks have begun with ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, with the intention of appointing the experienced gaffer as their new boss.
Hughes was given the boot after failing to claim a win since last season. He had been manager at QPR for a mere 11 months, however given the recent run of form and the fans reaction, it left the board with no option but to have a shake-up.
Saturday’s match will be taken by Hughes’ ex-assistants Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki. Phillip Beard (QPR’s chief executive) would not confirm whether or not Redknapp was to be appointed the new manager here, stating that "It's too early to say," and "We're going to work hard to make the right decision for QPR and the fans.
"A difficult decision has been made, now we've got to focus on finding a successor."
Four points adrift of 19th place, they are in the same place Spurs were when Redknapp took charge at Tottenham in October 2008. The fans of QPR will have their fingers crossed, hoping that Redknapp could help them out of a stick situation.