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Friday, 23 November 2012

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Hughes is the second Premier League boss to get the axe this season after Roberto Di Matteo

Former Manchester City, Blackburn and Wales manager Mark Hughes has been shown the door by Queens Park Rangers after a terrible start to the season.

The Loftus Road club are currently doing a good impression of a veruca in as much as they're rooted to the foot (of the league table) and have less points than a pentagon.

Earlier in the week bum-chinned Hughes had a two hour meeting with his bosses in the wake of their awful start but it appeared that he'd emerged unscathed.

Some cynics have speculated that Hughes was fobbed off at that meeting before QPR chiefs sneakily went behind his back to find a replacement.

It wouldn't be the first time that's happened in football.

Following Hughes' sacking, ex-Spurs and West Ham gaffer Harry Redknapp has been installed as favourite to be given the task of reviving QPR's fortunes and a Hoops insider has told us he will take over after Rangers get hammered by Manchester United this weekend.

It's believed Redknapp immediately expressed a strong desire to take the reins at QPR after being contacted but refused to hop on board for the match against Sir Alex Ferguson's side as he doesn't want a six-nil drubbing on his record so soon after taking the job.

The inevitable appointment of Redknapp may surprise some footy fans as his agent, Rosie the dog, had been in discussions this week with the Ukrainian FA with a view to Redknapp becoming their national manager. A position that will be very lucrative for whoever takes it.

It's believed those negotiations broke down after a confused Redknapp told his agent he wasn't interested in managing Ukraine as he had no experience in the heavy plant hire business.

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