Neil Warnock and Queens Park Rangers Part Ways
January 11, 2012
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The Queens Park Rangers shocked quite a few people last season as they went on an impressive run that led to them being promoted for this year into the Barclays Premier League. Those were the good times that there name was popping up in the football news. Currently though, this team is going through what many would consider to be the bad times. QPR has now gone winless in their past eight games, and have decided to fire their manager, Neil Warnock. Warnock was a big part of why this team was able to earn a promotion last season, but this year, they find themselves in 17th in the league, and struggling to remain relevant, and out of the bottom of the Premier League. Currently, the team is sitting with a total of 4 wins, 5 draws, and 11 losses. The team has a total goal differential of -18, and has only put together 16 total points this season.
Warnock is 63 years old currently, and he took over the job as the Queens Park Rangers manager back in March 2010. Obviously the Rangers promotion last season was a huge step forward, but obviously no one is content with remaining at the bottom. The real issue it seems though is the fact that the team simply has fallen off completely in their last eight games. Over that eight game span, the team could only put together two draws, against West Brom and Swansea, who are both in the bottom half of the league as well. Warnock is not the only one headed for the door though, as assistant manager Mick Jones, and coach Keith Curle have been released from the team as well.
Looking towards the future for this team, it looks as though a well known manager in the league, Mark Hughes, could potentially be the next to manage this team, and hopefully keep them in the league. Hughes has been the boss at Manchester City, Fulham, and Wales as well, and many people feel that he could be a perfect fit for this team. The speculation about Warnock’s job was fresh before the season even began, as there were talks about him potentially being replaced by other names like Marcelo Lippi and Claudio Ranieri. What made the firing even tougher to deal with was the struggles of QPR. While we mentioned above that they were winless in their last eight games, the team was actually sitting in 9th overall after a 3-2 win against a solid Stoke team back in mid-November. Everything seemed to come apart at the seams after that though.