Mark Hughes is the 'right man' for QPR, says owner Tony Fernandes
Mark Hughes is the 'right man' for QPR, says owner Tony Fernandes.
Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes says Mark Hughes is the "right man" to manage the club despite their poor start to the season. The west London side remain bottom of the Premier League table after their 3-2 defeat by West Brom at the Hawthorns. Fernandes remains fully committed to Hughes, tweeting:
"For all QPR fans. Fans who analyse properly. I am not changing anything. "No team except the first game has outplayed us... Mark is the right man."
He added: "For all those calling for change, this is the team that outplayed Spurs and gave Chelsea a damm good game and you want change. No way."
QPR were 2-0 down inside 22 minutes against West Brom on Saturday, but improved as the match went on and almost recovered to snatch a point. Hughes is confident his team have enough quality to stay in the top flight.
"What we can deduce is that we're good enough, but we have to earn the right to stay in this league and we have to do it quickly," he said. QPR's travel sickness Queens Park Rangers have collected three points from the last 51 available on their travels in the Premier League "We have to give ourselves opportunities to win matches and at the moment we're not doing that. "In the early part of the game we gave ourselves too much to do. We talk about the fundamentals of defending and we didn't do that. We didn't start correctly. We were slow and not dynamic.
"They produced two good balls and we didn't deal with them. If you go 2-0 down away from home, it's nigh-on impossible to get back into it. "For the vast majority of the match I thought we were in control, but we need to take the defensive errors out of our game. We can't expect to get results when we give teams 2-0 leads."
QPR avoided relegation to the Championship on the final day of last season and Hughes said at the time he was determined the club would not find themselves in the same position again. But they have endured a difficult start to the season, drawing two and losing five of their opening seven matches.
"We're struggling with injuries and we've picked up a couple more, but we need to do better," added the Welshman. "We need to put the work in, re-emphasise the fundamentals we've been talking about and make sure people are not in any doubt about what is required."
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