Neil Warnock sacked as Queens Park Rangers manager
Queens Park Rangers sack manager Neil Warnock. Decision was made with club's "best interests" in mind, says Fernandes
Neil Warnock has been sacked as Queens Park Rangers manager after less than two years in charge at Loftus Road.
The 63-year-old led the London outfit back into the Premier League last season, winning the Championship title in the process. Warnock leaves QPR one point and one place off the relegation zone.
A QPR statement read: “Queens Park Rangers Football Club has today parted company with Manager Neil Warnock.
“Warnock joined the club in March 2010, overseeing 84 matches in charge, winning 33, drawing 27 and losing 24. Last season, he successfully guided the club back to the Premier League for the first time in 15 years.
“The board’s commitment to retaining our Premier League status ultimately led to this decision. QPR assistant manager Mick Jones and first team coach Keith Curle have also left the club.
“The club will now begin its search for a new manager and will make a further announcement in due course.”
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes said the decision had been taken with the club’s “best interests” in mind.
“I can assure everyone that this is not a decision that was made lightly,” he said. “Sadly, our recent run of poor form has seen us slip alarmingly down the table and the Board felt it was the right time to make a change.
“Neil has acted with honesty, professionalism and integrity throughout his time at the Club, and I would personally like to thank him for his significant contribution to QPR over the last 22 months.
“I genuinely wish him all the very best for the future and he will always be welcome back at Loftus Road.”