However, Hughes isn't dead yet, and he insists he is still the right man to lead QPR after a fifth defeat in seven games left them anchored at the bottom of the Premier League. Rangers went down 3-2 at West Brom on Saturday afternoon and have collected only two points out of a possible 21.
Mark Hughes: "Am I still the right man? Oh yes, absolutely. We knew where we might possibly be at the beginning of the season because of the amount of changes we've made.
"We are disappointed because in a number of games we've played well and not got what we've deserved out of games.
"You've got to perform from start to finish because if you allow good teams, which West Brom are this year, any encouragement then they will take chances.
"We've got to give ourselves the chance to win games. It is disappointing because once again we have given ourselves too much to do.
"That's the second game running we've conceded two poor goals defensively from our point of view in that initial period.
"You can't afford to do that in the Premier League because you give yourself a mountain to climb."