Lineker, Savage and more: Twitter reacts to QPR’s sacking of Hughes

Gary Lineker, Jim Magilton and Robbie Savage all tweet their thoughts after Mark Hughes is sacked by Queens Park Rangers

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QPR sacked Mark Hughes on Friday Photo: The Sport Review

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Mark Hughes was sacked by Queens Park Rangers on Friday morning after a difficult 10-month spell in charge at Loftus Road.

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is reported to be on the verge of replacing the Welshman, with the Hoops bottom of the Premier League table and five points from safety.

Here’s the best of the Twitter reaction from some of the professionals on Hughes’ sacking.

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) is sad for his friend and believes clubs should follow Manchester United’s example: “Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of QPR. He’s a good friend and I wish him well. Same day as statue is unveiled a former player is fired by QPR. How different history may have been had MUFC been equally impatient?”

Former Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton ‏(@magilton7) felt it was inevitable: “And another one gone!! Buying that many players hoping to gel is a gamble! He lost! His former manager learnt that mistake very early at Old Trafford! Harry Redknapp likes his London clubs! Should be a match made in heaven!!”

Hughes’ former Wales team-mate Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) gives his extensive thoughts on the sacking: “I thought Hughes would have had three more games as Tony Fernandes kept saying stability is needed but four points is not good enough at this stage.

“But what I think has cost Hughes is his signings were supposed to come good quicker, get used to the Premier League sooner but have failed to deliver for their manager who put faith in them and paid them very very well.

“You could argue he should have bought players to go straight into team who could produce instantly that’s what’s cost him in my opinion. It wasn’t a typical mark Hughes team. It was a team to grow into the Premier Lague and unless you get stability and time you’ve had it!!

“Harry is the man for me now when he took over at Spurs they had four points and were four points from next team. QPR are in exactly the same position now!!”

Meanwhile, perhaps unsurprisingly, QPR goalkeeper Robert Green ‏(@Robert1Green) has nothing to say on the sacking: “Next stop Manchester… looking for a positive result!”

Celebrity football fan Vernon Kay ‏(@OfficialVernonK) believes the Chelsea and QPR players should be taking more flack: “Why are players, it seems, never accountable when a team isnt playing well. #Hughes #RDM”

And some reaction from the fans:

Benjamin Horsley (‏@benhorsley1) doesn’t rate the Welshman: “Mark Hughes is a poor manager, he has spent so much money in his last two jobs and flopped in both of them!”

Nelson Gabriel ‏(@nelson_2552) backs Redknapp to be a success: “About time Mark Hughes got sacked, Harry Redknapp will do good at QPR!”

Finally, Jordan ‏(@JordanQPR10) is unhappy with Hughes’ win-rate away from Loftus Road: “Mark Hughes should have to compensate every #QPR fan who went to an away game while he was in charge. Call yourself a manager? 0 AWAY WINS.”

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