Queens Park Rangers - Another One Bites The Dust - Sousa Axed
UK time is: 04:31:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Another One Bites The Dust - Sousa Axed

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


Paulo Sousa has been sacked as manager of Queens Park Rangers - confirming weeks of speculation that his position was under threat.

The Sousa saga came to an end today (Thursday) after the club announced the decision to part ways with the Portuguese boss.

An official statement read: 'Queens Park Rangers Football Club has today (Thursday) had to terminate Paulo De Sousa's employment with the Club with immediate effect.

"It came to the Club's attention that Mr De Sousa had, without authority, divulged highly confidential and sensitive information. The Club, with legal advice, responded in this way to protect its position.

"Player / Coach Gareth Ainsworth will take Caretaker charge on a temporary basis, from now until the end of the season.'


Sousa was given just 23 league games in charge of the R`s - steering them to seven wins, 11 draws and five defeats, giving him a 30.43% win percentage.

Rangers now search for their third manager this campaign and fifth overall during the brief reign of Flavio Briatore.

Top of the Rangers hit list are reportedly Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson, Bristol City boss Gary Johnson and out-of-work manager Paul Ince.

Vital QPR would like to place on record their thanks to Paulo Sousa

Your Thoughts…

Have your say on the forum

Follow us on Twitter

Become our friend on Facebook - Add Vital Queens Park Rangers




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




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

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 9 2009

Time: 7:59PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I've no 'beef' with QPR, especially their fans... But as an outsider your club is becoming a bit of a joke. Which is a shame.
Nellup
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 20:35:00

I've no 'beef' with QPR, especially their fans... But as an outsider your club is becoming a bit of a joke. Which is a shame.
Nellup
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 20:35:00

It's a laughing stock mate - it's a farce.
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 20:54:00

It's a laughing stock mate - it's a farce.
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 20:54:00

Don't like the news of the sacking, but as I posted on another site, the board had no choice. You cannot have a mole leaking information at any business and especially not when that mole is the manager. The board have just done what any other club or business would have done.
QPR4Me
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:12:00

Don't like the news of the sacking, but as I posted on another site, the board had no choice. You cannot have a mole leaking information at any business and especially not when that mole is the manager. The board have just done what any other club or business would have done.
QPR4Me
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:12:00

Interesting point QPR4ME - without a doubt Sousa was highly unprofessional - but it does happen up and down the country, they needed and excuse and he gave them one.
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:14:00

Interesting point QPR4ME - without a doubt Sousa was highly unprofessional - but it does happen up and down the country, they needed and excuse and he gave them one.
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:14:00

By the look of it, it also means that FB and co may well get away without paying up PS's contract, a breach of confidentialy is always a good excuse for a summary dismissal.
QPR4Me
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:18:00

By the look of it, it also means that FB and co may well get away without paying up PS's contract, a breach of confidentialy is always a good excuse for a summary dismissal.
QPR4Me
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:18:00

Without a doubt - and that's probably why they've done it - when people say we've sacked managers they'll look back and say "mutual consent" - Gigi and "confidentiality breach" - Sousa, to substantiate their arguments.
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:20:00

Without a doubt - and that's probably why they've done it - when people say we've sacked managers they'll look back and say "mutual consent" - Gigi and "confidentiality breach" - Sousa, to substantiate their arguments.
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:20:00

Ah well, life would be boring without QPR. Roll on the weekend and hopefully 6pts for GA between now and Monday evening.
QPR4Me
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:26:00

Ah well, life would be boring without QPR. Roll on the weekend and hopefully 6pts for GA between now and Monday evening.
QPR4Me
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:26:00

That's the main thing - hopefully the fans get behind the side and GA rather than senselessly boo everything in sight. It's not the players' fault!
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:30:00

That's the main thing - hopefully the fans get behind the side and GA rather than senselessly boo everything in sight. It's not the players' fault!
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:30:00

Going by the comments on the BBC site, there will certainly be some sort of protest on Monday. It won't change things, rather just annoy FB and for some that could be a very big mistake. As you say sticking with and supporting GA and the players is the better option.
QPR4Me
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:50:00

Going by the comments on the BBC site, there will certainly be some sort of protest on Monday. It won't change things, rather just annoy FB and for some that could be a very big mistake. As you say sticking with and supporting GA and the players is the better option.
QPR4Me
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 21:50:00

The people that protest are probably the same folk that booed SDC at the last home game. Get a grip - they aint moving and if they do we've lost some serious financial backing. OK it's not ideal what we're going through but we'll lose our only chance of challenging for big honours for the first time in our history - I mean MAJOR honours. Flavio doesn't know what he's doing but I think a little more patience while he works out what he's doing wrong is required.
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 22:00:00

The people that protest are probably the same folk that booed SDC at the last home game. Get a grip - they aint moving and if they do we've lost some serious financial backing. OK it's not ideal what we're going through but we'll lose our only chance of challenging for big honours for the first time in our history - I mean MAJOR honours. Flavio doesn't know what he's doing but I think a little more patience while he works out what he's doing wrong is required.
Boxer
Report Abuse
09/04/2009 22:00:00

Briatore is in danger of destroying the club, it is all very well having money, but there is absolutely no common sense in the way he is running the club, he will notbe content until he is in the dug out, god help you...
oxfordspur
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 01:15:00

Briatore is in danger of destroying the club, it is all very well having money, but there is absolutely no common sense in the way he is running the club, he will notbe content until he is in the dug out, god help you...
oxfordspur
Report Abuse
11/04/2009 01:15:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Late Win Delights Ramsey (Sunday August 30 2015)

Stats: Huddersfield Town v QPR (Saturday August 29 2015)

Chery on Top (Saturday August 29 2015)

Team News - Huddersfield Town v QPR (Saturday August 29 2015)

QPR Confirm Tozser Capture (Friday August 28 2015)

Huddersfield v QPR - Match Preview (Friday August 28 2015)

One to Watch - Nahki Wells (Friday August 28 2015)

Who R Ya - Huddersfield Town (Friday August 28 2015)

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
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 66
2. Boxer 41
3. The Uncredibale Hulk 38
4. Superhoop50 31
5. Clonmany_Hoop 22
6. Ashdown_Ranger 19
7. dustman 14
8. rodneeranger 14
9. ImSitiv 13
10. jezza99 9

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Huddersfield 0 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 4 - 2 Rotherham
Wolves 2 - 3 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Cardiff
Charlton 2 - 0 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Brighton 5 4 1 0 4 13
2. Hull City 5 3 1 1 4 10
3. Ipswich 5 3 1 1 3 10
4. Q.P.R. 5 3 1 1 2 10
5. Cardiff 5 2 3 0 3 9
6. Middlesbrough 5 2 2 1 4 8
7. Birmingham 4 2 2 0 3 8

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Late Win Delights Ramsey
» Q.P.R. : 30/08/2015 00:00:01
» Q.P.R. : 29/08/2015 23:48:00
Chery on Top
» Q.P.R. : 29/08/2015 23:38:01
Karanka proud in victory
» Middlesbrough : 29/08/2015 21:41:00
Boro surge to victory
» Middlesbrough : 29/08/2015 21:30:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MotM v Huddersfield
Suggested By:  
Green 0%
Perch 0%
Onuoha 0%
Hall 0%
Konchesky 0%
Faurlin 20%
Doughty 0%
Phillips 0%
Luongo 40%
Chery 20%
Austin 20%