The future of QPR manager Jim Magilton is in doubt.
The Daily Mail says Magilton is in danger of losing his job after Akos Buzsaky threatened to press charges over an incident at Watford on Monday night.
Buzsaky's representatives met QPR chairman Gianni Paladini yesterday demanding that action be taken, and last night QPR officials were seeking legal advice with a view to suspending Magilton pending a full investigation.
The former Ipswich manager was clearly feeling the pressure after seeing his side beaten 5-1 by Middlesbrough on Saturday before the 3-1 defeat at Vicarage Road, leaving the club 10th in the Championship with just one win in their last seven games.
The Ulsterman, who was appointed at Loftus Road in June, is said to have torn into his players, starting with Damion Stewart and then turning on Buzsaky, who has been a target for Magilton's criticism more than once this season. When Magilton asked the Hungarian if he thought he was being bullied, Buzsaky responded with a shrug of the shoulders and said 'whatever'.
But Magilton reacted furiously to that, and allegedly butted the 27-year-old midfielder.
He did not draw blood but it was serious enough, the Daily Mail says, for burly striker Patrick Agyemang to feel compelled to intervene and separate the two men.
Witnesses say Agyemang then squared up to his manager and condemned him for what was an unprovoked act of violence.
Magilton is then said to have asked him if he wanted the same treatment, and it was only when Agyemang said he would like to see him try that the Ulsterman backed off.
Still in his kit, Buzsaky stormed out of the dressing room and, resisting calls from assistant manager John Gorman to return, remained by the pitch before moving to the warmth of the Watford kit man's room half an hour later.