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Mark Hughes gets chairman Tony Fernandes' backing at QPR despite bad start to the season

Updated: Monday, 08 Oct 2012 13:04 | Comments

Mark Hughes has received the dreaded vote of confidence from QPR chairman Tony Fernandes
Mark Hughes has received the dreaded vote of confidence from QPR chairman Tony Fernandes

Manager Mark Hughes has been assured his job is safe despite QPR's winless run in the Premier League extending to a seventh game.

The Welshman presided over a fifth defeat of the campaign as his side tumbled 3-2 at West Brom on Saturday, sparking speculation the former Manchester United and Chelsea striker could soon lose his job.

Hughes has been armed with an enviable budget to overhaul the London club's playing staff and positive results have yet to follow the outlay, but chairman Tony Fernandes insists he is not looking to make a change.

Fernandes wrote on Twitter: "For all QPR fans. Fans who analyse properly. I am not changing anything. And all shareholders agree.

"No team, except the first game [a 5-0 home defeat to Swansea], has outplayed us. We need a consistent four defenders not changing every week especially right and left back. Mark is the right man."

Fernandes added: "For all those calling for change, this is the team that outplayed Spurs and gave Chelsea a damm [sic] good game and you want change. No way."

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