Mark Hughes, the Manager of Queens Park Rangers Football Club, got sacked today after failing to win any of his 12 Barclays Premier League matches so far. The only thing that comes to mind after reading this piece of news is, “Now here is someone who should have got fired a long time back.”
QPR have managed to earn four points from their 12 games. To be more straight-forward and ruthless, QPR have managed to earn just four points from a possible 36! They have yet to win a game. Here is a Manager who couldn’t have done a worse job of running the club into mud (it makes more sense in my language 🙂 ). Moreover, he got all the time he needed (and more) to achieve this ‘remarkable feat’! He literally recruited a whole new team worth of players over the last transfer window. And not just any random players from average clubs. He picked up players from teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Fulham and still, somehow managed to come up with a team that couldnt register a single win since the beginning of the season. Trust me, its really difficult to do what he managed to do, and quite effortlessly at that!
The question to ask here is, is it too litlle too late?
Mark Hughes’s last match as QPR Manager was against fellow strugglers Southhampton at Loftus Road (QPR’s homeground). They were beaten 3-1. Is the damage done by Mark Hughes’s ‘managerial skills’ irrepairable? It is safe to say that QPR WILL be relegated this season, unless Pep Guardiola shockingly decides to take THIS up as a challenge and come out of his sabbatical! 😉
No, I dont see a way back for QPR even then.
These are the things which make the game of football amusing. A manager is given all the time and money to practically ruin the club, and then given his marching orders. On the other hand, a manager evidently working hard to realise a certain club’s high expectations is thrown out just because he failed to win a couple of matches in a row. (I know I seem pretty hung up about RDM’s sacking, but he did not deserve to get fired!).