Hughes defends QPR chairman Fernandes

Manager Mark Hughes has leapt to the defence of QPR chairman Tony Fernandes following recent claims the club will face a financial catastrophe if relegated.

A number of players were signed this season with no relegation clause in their contract, leaving Rangers facing the prospect of having to continue paying massive salaries in the Championship.

That has led to reports the club may be left with an unmanageable wage bill.

But Hughes said: “I know for a fact that’s not the case. Tony Fernandes would never do that to QPR. That’s not what he’s about.

“Contracts were drawn up and offered to players with the view that we wanted to stay in the Premier League and the players we targeted would help us to that end.

“Obviously there was always a risk that there would be a different outcome. But I’m sure those contracts would not have been offered if it was felt it would put the future of the club at risk.”

See also:
CEO insists players will stay if QPR go down (29 March)
Trouble ahead for QPR? (21 March)
QPR chiefs prepared to ‘fight tooth and nail’ (13 March)

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