Warnock unhappy after sacking

Neil Warnock has stated that the way he was sacked from QPR was unprofessional, and that outside influences may well have influenced the club’s decision.

Warnock was dismissed after a poor run of form saw QPR slip down to 17th in the Premier League standings, and has since been replaced by Mark Hughes.

Speaking about the manner of his sacking, Warnock admits that it could have been handled better.

“I received a text saying the owners had been talking long into the night and Phil Beard, the new chief executive, asked if he could come and see me. So I told him to come to our house and I think when I saw him I felt sorry for him and said ‘don’t worry it’s nothing to do with you, this’,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think you get used to a certain way of doing things but he [owner Tony Fernandes ] is so far away, all over the world. I’m not a communicator by tweet I’m afraid so I was always going to be the last to know.

“Even the owner, I know the influence he’ll have had from certain people over the past few weeks.

“It would have been difficult to resist because people get on the phone and tweet and it’s almost like slowly poisoning somebody from outside the club and, no doubt, from within the club as well.

“It’s a dangerous precedent. If you let players talk to the chairman but, you know, you can’t stop tweeting,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight