QPR owner Tony Fernandes has said that he wants to see more fight from the players over the next few matches. QPR owner Tony Fernandes sacked manager Neil Warnock and appointed former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes in his place.
Even more than the appointment, the transfer funds promised by the Malaysian owner surprised a lot of people. He initially promised a transfer budget of around £ 20 million. Those who were expecting false promises from the new QPR owner were disappointed after the London club spent approximately around £ 15 million in strengthening the squad in various departments.
Players like Nedum Onuoha, Cisse, Taye Taiwo, and Federico Macheda arrived in the January transfer window. Big things were expected of QPR following the arrival of these players. However, the reality of the situation has been totally different, as Mark Hughes has been unable to get the results so far.
This has led to intense speculation that Mark Hughes may be relieved of his post in the summer. This is because it will be the second time the former Chelsea player would have failed with significant transfer budget at his disposal unlike at Blackburn Rovers and Fulham.
“I always said from day one we would be in a relegation battle and our aim was to avoid relegation. Am I coping with the pressure? I’m not loving the pressure, but I’m loving the whole experience. I’m doing the best I can, and it’s now up to the boys on the pitch and the manager to do what they can,” QPR owner Tony Fernandes said in a recent interview. The best betting odds suggest that QPR will finish just above the relegation zone, but unless results start picking up now, they may well find themselves in a relegation dog-fight before too long.
QPR are just floating in the safety zone based on the goal difference alone, and are currently in the 16th position in the table, ahead of Wolves, Wigan and West Brom.