Fernandes gives Hughes backing
October 07, 2012 11:09:35 UK
QPR manager Mark Hughes has been given the dreaded vote of confidence by owner Tony Fernandes following yet another Premier League defeat.
Rangers went down 3-2 away to West Brom in the league on Saturday, meaning that the west London club remain rock bottom of the Premier League with just two points in seven games.
For all those calling for change, this is the team that outplayed Spurs and gave Chelsea a damm good game and you want change. No way. Tony Fernandes
Following the result, many Hoops fans took to the social media site Twitter to demand Fernandes sack Hughes.
However, the Malaysian businessman gave his man full backing via a Twitter comment.
The 48-year-old tweeted: "For all QPR fans. Fans who analyse properly. I am not changing anything. And all shareholders agree.
"No team except the first game [a 5-0 home defeat to Swansea] has outplayed us. We need a consistent four defenders not changing every week especially right- and left-back. Mark is the right man.
"For all those calling for change, this is the team that outplayed Spurs and gave Chelsea a damm good game and you want change. No way."
Despite the public confirmation that Rangers' hierarchy are fully behind Hughes, the former Blackburn and Manchester City boss will know that results must change soon.
The public backing of a manager is often a false dawn, and Hughes knows he is in a results based business.
Rangers are currently 1.001 to be relegated this season, while the Loftus Road-based club are 1213.00 to avoid the drop.
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