Tony Fernandes: 'Neil Warnock is a great man'

Neil Warnock
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Tony Fernandes describes departing Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock as a "great man".

Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes has described departing manager Neil Warnock as a "great man".

Fernandes and the club's board took the decision to relieve Warnock of his duties earlier this evening with the club just one place above the relegation zone in the Premier League table.

Fernandes has received a large amount of objections to the sacking on Twitter, but he has responded by saying: "There is no doubt Neil was a good man. A great man. I and the board had to do what we felt was good for the club.

"It is something we have thought about carefully. Please be patient.

"[The decision] was not knee jerked. But premier league can make or break you in weeks. I understand your feelings."

Mark Hughes has been installed as the early favourite to take over from Warnock at Loftus Road.

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