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Hughes sacked as United beckons

india Updated: Nov 24, 2012 01:06 IST

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed the sacking of Mark Hughes, with Harry Redknapp poised to replace the Welsh manager at Loftus Road. However, there has been no official confirmation of Redknapp’s appointment, although he is widely expected to take charge on Sunday.

Hughes’ sacking has not come as a surprise given QPR are bottom of the table having gained just four points from their opening 12 fixtures, and having lost 3-1 in abject fashion to 19th place Southampton last week. However, the timing is somewhat curious given the team face Manchester United at Old Trafford in less than 24 hours.

QPR’s official Twitter account confirmed the news , saying: "Queens Park Rangers Football Club has terminated the contract of Mark Hughes with immediate effect."

Why the sack?
Huges took over QPR’s reins in January this year and helped them miraculously escape relegation. However, things soon went downhill. They suffered their worst start to the season, gaining only four points from 12 games. They are also the only club to have failed to register a win.

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