QPR owner Tony Fernandes denies Mark Hughes has one game to save job
Monday 29 October 2012
QPR owner Tony Fernandes has dismissed speculation that manager Mark Hughes has one game to save his job.
Reports have suggested Hughes, whose side are bottom of the Barclays Premier League, will be facing the axe if the R's do not record their first top-flight victory of the season next Saturday by beating Reading at home.
But writing today on his Twitter account, Fernandes has described such claims as "rubbish" and insists the club's hierarchy are behind Hughes.
"Mark has my backing and the shareholders," Fernandes said.
"We need a little luck and no injuries. What's written in the press is all rubbish.
"I honestly believe we have one of the best managers in the premier league. And we are in for the long term. Whatever happens. We love QPR.
"Ill be there at reading so rangers fans ill be available to meet and chat.
"Trust me on this one. Keep the faith. Stability is the key."
Hughes succeeded Neil Warnock as QPR manager in January and the team avoided relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the 2011-12 campaign.
The Welshman recruited a raft of new players over the summer, but so far this term the London outfit have lost six and drawn three of their nine top-flight fixtures, with the latest defeat being Saturday's 1-0 reverse at Arsenal.
Latest in Sport
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Jose Mourinho dismisses United injury worries, saying 'they have an amazing squad'
Aaron Hernandez: American Football in the dock as NFL star player's murderous double life is revealed
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Why Blues are the least popular team in the league
Arsene Wenger compares talk of Jurgen Klopp replacing him at Arsenal to a 'circus'
Chelsea vs Manchester United combined XI: Thibaut Courtois or David De Gea? Juan Mata or Willian? Who makes our team?
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'