Magilton suspended by QPR
QPR have suspended manager Jim Magilton following an incident after Monday's defeat by Watford.
Last Updated: 09/12/09 1:12pm
QPR have suspended manager Jim Magilton following an incident after Monday's defeat by Watford at Vicarage Road.
Magilton is reported to have been involved in an angry bust-up with Akos Buzsaky following the 3-1 defeat at the home of the Hornets.
Patrick Agyemang is believed to have stepped in to calm the situation before Buzsaky, who came on as a late substitute, left the dressing room in the wake of the confrontation.
The former Ipswich boss, who only took charge of the Loftus Road outfit in the summer, has now been told to stay away from the club while an investigation is carried out.
"The club can confirm that manager Jim Magilton has been suspended with immediate effect, pending an internal investigation," a statement on the club's official website read.
"The suspension relates to an incident which occurred at Monday's Championship fixture against Watford at Vicarage Road."
Buzsaky would not be drawn on claims that he had been headbutted by the Rs boss and was not keen to discuss the matter.
He told skysports.com: "I can't confirm it. I don't want to comment the case until there's an official announcement from the club."
Sky Sports News sources understand that assistant manager John Gorman and reserve team boss Keith Ryan are backing Magilton.
It is believed that the duo will not return to work at Loftus Road unless Magilton is reinstated by the club.
Monday's reverse at the hands of Watford came hot on the heels of Saturday's humiliating 5-1 home hammering at the hands of Middlesbrough.
The Rs have claimed just one point from their last four Championship matches and have slipped to 12th in the table as a result, three points outside the play-off picture.