Queens Park Rangers fired Mark Hughes as manager on Friday, possibly paving the way for Harry Redknapp to take over the Premier League's last-place team.
Hughes became the second Premier League manager to be sacked this week - after Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea on Wednesday - with the team without a victory this campaign and on just four points from 12 games.
''Mark has shown integrity and professionalism throughout his time here, but ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the board of directors with very little choice but to make a change,'' QPR said in a statement.
Redknapp is the big favorite to replace Hughes, having done little to dampen fevered speculation at the weekend. Redknapp was fired by Tottenham in June, despite leading the club to a fourth-place finish last season, and had been in talks with Ukraine's football federation about taking over the national team.
Hughes' uneasy 10-month stint at Loftus Road was left in the balance after Saturday's a...