Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of QPR following the club's winless start to the Barclays Premier League season.

Hughes' position at Loftus Road had been under increased scrutiny after last weekend's 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton made it 12 league games without a victory at the start of the season.

The Welshman appeared to have been given time to turn around the club's fortunes following a meeting with chief executive Philip Beard earlier this week, but his tenure has now been brought to an end after less than a year in charge.

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