QPR chief Beard insists Hughes job safe

QPR chief Philip Beard insists manager Mark Hughes' job is safe. Beard has warned results must improve but says it is vital for everyone to get behind Hughes.

QPR chief Philip Beard insists manager Mark Hughes' job is safe.

Beard has warned results must improve but says it is vital for everyone to get behind Hughes.

He said: "It goes without saying that the start to the Premier League season has not been what any of us would have wanted.

"As I reflect on a challenging start to our second season back in the best league in the world, I simply look back to May 13 2012 and remind myself that if results had been different on that day our last three games might have been against Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham and Watford instead of sell-out fixtures against Manchester City, Chelsea and Spurs.

"I say this with no disrespect to any of the teams in the Championship, it simply illustrates the difference between the leagues and how important it is to stay focused and get behind Mark and the team.

"The wins will come."

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