Has QPR chief dropped a major hint that McClaren is under pressure?

Amit Bhatia’s reaction to QPR’s defeat at home to Rotherham does not bode well for Steve McClaren.

Rangers boss McClaren appears to be under serious pressure after a terrible run of nine defeats in 11 Championship matches.

The loss to the third-from-bottom Millers, who had not won away from home this season, dragged Rangers into danger at the bottom end of the table.

It left them just seven points above the relegation zone – and chairman Bhatia pulled no punches in his assessment, describing the defeat as “horrendous”.

West London Sport reports that McClaren admitted after the match that QPR are now involved in a relegation battle.

They face Hull City away on Saturday and a defeat in that match really would turn the heat up on the former England boss.

“We’ve said to the players that we’re looking over our shoulder and need to pick up points,” said McClaren.

“We can see the 50-point mark and we need to get three wins very quick.

“The target has always been 50 points as quick as possible. After Leeds we said ‘let’s kick on and get them’ and we haven’t. We’ve collected one point.

“Since the Leeds game, which was only a couple of weeks ago, we’ve been poor.

“We should have kicked on. Instead, we’ve not. We now need to find the solution.”

7 Comments on "Has QPR chief dropped a major hint that McClaren is under pressure?"

  1. angryoap | 14/03/2019 at | Reply

    No worries, Div 1 is only around the corner I think he HAS dropped a major hint – and not before time. Dump the brollie and get Ollie back

  2. Should have gone weeks ago lost the plot

  3. we seem to have lost the art of basic football, having youth does not automatically equate to good footballer,Eze is a passenger every game, why did we recall Manning when he never gets a game? what formation do we play, freeman is our best attacker by faros why is he moved all around the park, surely we should make players stay in their positions and do their respective jobs, stop tinkering for the sake of it, get a team stick with it and remind everyone of their good fortune to be playing football and getting handsomely paid for it.

  4. angryoap | 14/03/2019 at | Reply

    acsrjjp- get your job application in quick.Sound like you could do a better job

  5. ernest ayton | 14/03/2019 at | Reply

    the best he can do is to leave the club how

  6. angryoap | 15/03/2019 at | Reply

    If we dont win at Hull, I’ll start supporting QPR ladies.

  7. I’m torn about McClaren. I like him, but, it is hard to continue liking someone who has had this kind of run, all year. I personally think that a lot of the blame should be put on the players, mainly the attackers, instead of McClaren. We brought in two experienced strikers who have scored 20+ goals in a season, and, this season, between Hemed and Wells, only nine goals have been scored. He is also in a dilemma because, Eze, who was meant to be our star player, has, quite bluntly, been terrible this season. A ton of unlucky moments, and too little aggressiveness in the final third has been the main reasons for our run, not McClaren. So, keep McClaren next year, and have him hold on to all our big players, because, if not, we are going to be in trouble next year, but, I am not worried about relegation this year.

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