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SBD Global/November 21, 2012/Franchises

Mark Hughes Will Not Step Down As Manager Of Queens Park Rangers

EPL Queens Park Rangers Manager Mark Hughes has told the club's board members that he will "not walk away from the club" after he was asked to resign as manager, according to James Olley of the STANDARD. Hughes met senior figures including QPR CEO Philip Beard and other "influential figures" in a meeting at which the Welshman was asked whether he would resign after just 10 months in charge. With the club willing to allow Hughes to depart, rumors "quickly circulated" Monday night that the 49-year-old had been sacked. However, once Hughes indicated he was not prepared to walk away, the club "stopped short of terminating his contract" without Chair Tony Fernandes in attendance. Hughes would be "entitled to pay-off in the region" of £5M ($8M) were the club to sack him, and Fernandes’ approval is required if that is to happen (STANDARD, 11/20).
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