Mark Hughes reign at QPR started with defeat and William Hill are offering 4/1 that he is no longer at QPR come the start of next season (1/7 to still be there). Should QPR be relegated, Hills offer 7/1 that they win the League and 3/1 that they would gain promotion by any means.
Joey Barton was the subject of much speculation in the Sunday papers as they suggested that Mark Hughes could let him go in January. Hills are erring on the side of caution and make him 1/8 to stay (9/2 to leave in January). Joey Barton did not play against Newcastle due to being suspended and Hills go 1/4 that he starts the first game for QPR that he is available for.
Mark Hughes has already claimed that Joey Barton will remain his captain and while it is not uncommon for clubs to sell their leaders, we think that Joey will be staying put for the time being, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Mark Hughes to be at QPR on the first day of next season: 1/7 yes; 4/1 no
Joey Barton to still be at QPR at the end of the January transfer window: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no
Joey Barton to start first match he is available for: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no
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