Paul Hart leaves QPR after just five games – what is Flavio Briatore on?

Chris Wright

15th, January 2010


By Chris Wright


“Good luck mate – here’s to the next five!”

The revolving door on the manager’s office at Loftus Road has struck another unlucky schmuck on the backside this morning as Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that Paul Hart has left the club after just five games in charge.

Hart becomes the sixth full-time managerial casualty at QPR since Flavio Briatore was installed as chairman in August 2007; Iain Dowie, Jim Magilton and Paolo Sosa (amongst several others) have all met with similar fates during the impatient Italian loon’s tenure at Loftus Road, with other ‘caretakers’ also coming and going in that time.

The circumstances surrounding Hart’s departure are still unclear with some sources blaming a fall out with the board (which seems highly feasible) over transfer dealings and others citing a recent falling out with Adel Taarabt as the reason for the former Portsmouth manager’s sudden exit.

Assistant manager Mick Harford has been handed the reigns on a temporary basis until the end of season – if he makes it that far.

What do you make of Briatore, QPR fans?

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  1. hollis says:

    I guess there aren’t that many QPR fans.

  2. Marc Donovan says:

    I do not have a problem with Flavio.

    He is not sitting in his office saying lets get Ian Dowie – Jim Magilton or I must have Paul Hart somebody is telling him who to have. He has backed the managers when they have said that players are needed. To date I think we have bought in some 40 players to the club. Agian he his being told who is needed. QPR fans may not like the players but at least new players are arriving.

    I agree we need satbility at the club but is it wrong that a Chairman wants success.

    The main question to ask is who is feeding him wrong information – this is the perosn who needs to leave. Probably the only Manager that Flavio was involved in bringing in himself was Di Canio and possibly Sousa who wer the best of all of them

    Ideally Di Canio had he chosend not to retunr home would have got us where we should be.

  3. Pablo says:

    Hooooooooooooooooooooooooops !

  4. Ben says:

    We will be mid table by the end of the season so as long as we buy Curbishley then no worries.

    Lets use the rest of the season to grow the younger players like balanta and leigerwood…

    this season is over for us.

  5. Lee says:

    While I feel as though we are a laughing stock in the eyes of others, as a QPR fan, I still hold onto some hope that one day the purse strings will open and finally we will make the right investment in personnel both on and off the pitch. But it starts with either Coppell or Curbishley. I really think that once we have a ‘branded name’ in the hotseat, our FORTUNES will change for the better. I do think we’ve left it too late this season though.

  6. There is something horribly wrong when a manager quits so quickly. Somebody there must be causing a lot of trouble. It needs sorting once ad for all.

  7. butts says:

    you are alaughing stock how could you ever entice a top manager when the people you get in are totaly disrespected by the powers that be. i hope you go down with pompey,preston, posh,sheff wed and bolton hehe

  8. Hirsty says:

    He’s Italian, they go through managers faster than a pack of cigarettes.

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