Bowen defends Hughes in QPR and Warnock row

Former Queens Park Rangers assistant manager Mark Bowen has hit back at Neil Warnock in the ex-Leeds United manager’s ongoing feud with Mark Hughes, according to the Guardian.

Ex-QPR boss Warnock, who left the Whites this week, said that he hopes the Welshman replaces him as Leeds manager – so that he “can destroy another team” of his.

Hughes, who succeeded Warnock at Loftus Road in January 2012, was sacked as QPR boss in November, with the club propping up the Premier League table having not won a single match.

But Bowen, Hughes’ right-hand man, has pointed to Warnock’s own record in an attempt to defend Hughes.

Bowen said: “I’m not going to sugar-coat what went on at the start of the season with Mark’s situation. We were 10 games into the season and without a win. There are reasons for what has gone on at QPR and what we inherited.

Everybody knows the club has been in a huge transitional period but it does stick in my throat a bit that Neil has lost another job and started throwing mud around.

When you look at Neil Warnock’s record, I think the three times he’s been in the top leagues he’s been relegated twice.

QPR are continuing to struggle under latest manager Harry Redknapp and are seven points from safety at the bottom of the Premier League, with just seven matches remaining.

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