Tony Fernandes swings the Loftus Road axe.
Neil Warnock has been sacked as Queens Park Rangers boss.
The 63-year-old was under mounting pressure to halt the decline at Loftus Road as fears grow over being sucked into the relegation dogfight.
Former Fulham and Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is the early frontrunner to take over.
QPR sit just one point above the drop zone after taking just 17 points from their opening 20 Barclays Premier League matches. They have lost six and drawn two of their last eight league matches.
Owner Tony Fernandes is keen to invest news players during the transfer window and earlier this week denied that Warnock was on his way out.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Whilst clearly Neil Warnock is a personality that rubs many up the wrong way it is nonetheless fairly shocking that a manager would be sacked half way through a Premier League season after helping his side to promotion to the top tier for the first time in 15 years, such is the nature of the game at present.
Clearly chairman Tony Fernandes wanted to make a change prior to handing out January transfer funds and most sources seem to suggest that former Man City, Fulham and Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes is a virtual certainty to take over from the gruff Yorkshire-man.