Mark Hughes is favourite to become the new boss of QPR

  • 9 January 2012
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Mark Hughes is the favourite to become the new manager of QPR following Neil Warnock's sacking on Sunday.

The 48-year-old has been out of management since leaving Fulham in June and has lots of experience managing in the Premier League.

QPR have been on a poor run of form, picking up only two points in 11 games and are in danger of being relegated.

Chairman Tony Fernandes is keen to announce a new boss in the next 48 hours.

Warnock joined QPR in 2010 and successfully got them promoted to the Premier League at the end of the last season.

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Image caption QPR hadn't won a Premier League game since November under Warnock

However, with the threat of relegation looming, chairman Tony Fernandes believed it was time to take action.

"Neil Warnock is a legend for what he's done at QPR and I thank him, but we must move on," Fernandes said on Twitter.

His potential successor Hughes has an excellent reputation as a manager following spells with Wales, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Fulham.

It was at Blackburn where the Welshman made his name - helping transform the club from relegation battlers to top ten contenders.

He guided them to an FA Cup semi-final and a seventh place finish in the Premier League in his final season at Ewood Park in 2007-8.

If appointed, it's expected he'll be given money to spend in the January transfer window to improve QPR's chances of avoiding the drop!