QPR manager Mark Hughes has been asked to submit his resignation, it has been revealed.
The London Evening Standard says Hughes met senior figures including chief executive Philip Beard and other influential figures in a meeting at which the Welshman was asked whether he would stand down after just 10 months in charge.
With the club willing to allow Hughes to depart, rumours quickly circulated on Monday night that the 49-year-old had been sacked. However, once Hughes indicated he was not prepared to walk away, the club stopped short of terminating his contract without chairman Tony Fernandes in attendance.
It is thought that Hughes would be entitled to pay-off in the region of £5million were the club to sack him and Fernandes' approval is required to sanction that lump sum.