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Les Ferdinand dismisses speculation linking Tony Pulis with possible QPR switch

Published 15/09/2016

Tony Pulis watched QPR's heavy defeat to Newcastle
Tony Pulis watched QPR's heavy defeat to Newcastle

QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has poured cold water on speculation that manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink might be replaced by Tony Pulis.

Media reports have suggested that Pulis could be offered the opportunity to take over at the Sky Bet Championship outfit if he leaves West Brom.

Pulis' future with the Baggies has come under scrutiny in recent weeks and the 58-year-old Welshman was seen sitting next to Ferdinand during QPR's 6-0 home defeat to Newcastle on Tuesday.

However, Ferdinand has warned against reading anything into that, and insists Rangers are not looking to replace Hasselbaink.

Ferdinand said: "Tony Pulis came to the game the other night, which is a normal thing for a manager to do when his team aren't playing. I saw him and sat next to him. That's it.

"The result on Tuesday was obviously unacceptable but I can categorically say we are not looking to change manager and are not considering anyone else."

QPR slumped to 14th in the Championship following their thrashing at the hands of Newcastle - the Hoops' heaviest-ever home league defeat.

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