McClaren axed at QPR on April Fool’s Day

Date published: Monday 1st April 2019 11:57

Steve McClaren: Back at Derby after awful Newcastle spell

Steve McClaren has been sacked as QPR manager, the club have announced.

QPR have relieved the former England boss after just one win in their last 11 games, to leave them in 17th spot in the Championship.

CEO Lee Hoos told the club’s website: “Making a decision such as this is never easy, particularly when you are talking about someone as professional and dedicated as Steve.

“We are grateful to him for all his efforts during his time with us. It is well documented that we are in a period of transition as we work hard to make the club financially stable. With that comes challenges, not least the cutting of the wage bill while aiming to remain competitive.

“As we look to the future, and taking recent results into account, we feel now is the right time to re-evaluate where we are.”

Director of Football Les Ferdinand added: “Steve has worked incredibly hard during his time with us but as we start to make plans for next year we feel this change is necessary now, rather than wait until the end of the season, or risk having to make such a decision early in the new campaign.”

John Eustace has been placed in temporary charge.

 

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