UK time is: 19:16:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sousa`s Head On The Block? Update!

Vital QPR - Breaking News
JavaScript must be enabled for the RSS Scrollbox Widget to work.


Today`s Sunday Mirror is reporting that, should Sousa fail to halt QPR`s slide down the Championship table and if Briatore does not see evidence of an improvement in the next two games, Paulo Sousa will be axed as QPR First Team Coach.

Furthermore, the paper links QPR with ex-Blackburn and MK Dons manager, Paul Ince, who is apparently a friend of Gianni Paladini, should Sousa be sacked. Ince apparently recently rejected the chance of becoming manager of Brighton supposedly because he does not want to manage at anything less than Championship level now.

There are many reasons to doubt the veracity of this story, not least because we have hardly been on a slide down the table. Yes, we have dropped to 11th - but we`ve been 11th for several weeks now. Ok, that is largely because teams around us haven`t taken advantage of our poor run of late. But hey! That`s what football is all about.

Then there`s the fact that what manager could possibly work miracles if he isn`t given the funds to buy the right players - Sousa admits our lack of goals is costing us points. I, for one, do not believe that he did not have a top striker on his January shopping list. But did we get a striker - er, no!

Personally, I believe that Briatore should stick with Paulo Sousa. The man came in to the job in the middle of the season so had no pre-season with which to work with the players and get to know them. He`s probably spent the best part of the last five months getting to know the squad, their abilities and weaknesses, time which Ian Dowie had in the summer.

Also, Sousa is supposedly Briatore`s man - in which case, it wouldn`t look too good for the boss to get rid of his own choice so soon into the man`s "reign". Egg on face springs to mind - and I don`t picture Briatore as the sort of man who likes to look stupid.

Furthermore, I believe that we need stability and constancy at the Club now. Sousa should be given till at least the end of 2009/2010 as well as funds and a clear path to bringing in those players he wants - not Paladini!

Since I wrote this article, this morning, I have spotted that Paladini has been very quick out of the blocks to deny that there is any truth in this report, stating:"I know for a fact that they(the QPR Board)want to keep Paulo Sousa . . . about him having two games left is completely wrong as well."Paladini has also denied emphatically that he and Paul Ince are friends and also that they have not spoken. Good, I say!

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.





For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: sandydl Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 8 2009

Time: 12:03PM

Your Comments

If PS gets the sack before the end of the season I will run naked through Trafalgar Square and start supporting Chelski!
southernhoop
If PS gets the sack before the end of the season I will run naked through Trafalgar Square and start supporting Chelski!
southernhoop
If you do that, I think you will find you are not the only one, Southern . . . :-D
sandydl
If you do that, I think you will find you are not the only one, Southern . . . :-D
sandydl
I refuse to believe we'd sack the bloke, but stranger things have happened in recent years.
Boxer
I refuse to believe we'd sack the bloke, but stranger things have happened in recent years.
Boxer
hes not been there long..so unfair if you do so early..give him another week at least lol
bluemooner_mcfc
hes not been there long..so unfair if you do so early..give him another week at least lol
bluemooner_mcfc
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

One to Watch - Leonardo Ulloa (Friday November 28 2014)

QPR v Leicester City - Match Preview (Friday November 28 2014)

Sissoko Sends QPR Bottom (Saturday November 22 2014)

Newcastle United v QPR - Match Preview (Friday November 21 2014)

One to Watch - Ayoze Perez (Friday November 21 2014)

Charlie Closing On England Spot (Saturday November 8 2014)

One to Watch - Sergio Aguero (Friday November 7 2014)

QPR v Manchester City - Match Preview (Friday November 7 2014)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 30
2. Superhoop50 17
3. dustman 14
4. The Uncredibale Hulk 14
5. sandydl 12
6. DMD_QPR 9
7. danielqpr 7
8. jezza99 7
9. jdqpr1882 6
10. rodneeranger 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 1 - 0 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Man City
Chelsea 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 0 Aston Villa
Q.P.R. 2 - 3 Liverpool
West Ham 2 - 0 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13
15. Crystal Palace 12 3 3 6 -4 12
16. Aston Villa 12 3 3 6 -11 12
17. Hull City 12 2 5 5 -3 11
18. Leicester City 12 2 4 6 -7 10
19. Burnley 12 2 4 6 -12 10
20. Q.P.R. 12 2 2 8 -12 8

Breaking League News

One to Watch - Leonardo Ulloa
Q.P.R. : 28/11/2014 18:27:00
Roy Keane Leaves After Bust Up? Club Denies
Aston Villa : 28/11/2014 18:03:00
Hammers Stat Attack - Newcastle (h)
West Ham : 28/11/2014 17:17:00
Hammers v Bar-Codes - Early Team News
West Ham : 28/11/2014 17:05:00
A Left-Back?
Man Utd : 28/11/2014 16:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 7%
Defender 22%
Midfielder 7%
Forward 64%