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Jim Magilton and John Gorman leave Queens Park Rangers

Jim Magilton has left QPR
Magilton had been suspended by the west London club

Manager Jim Magilton and his assistant John Gorman have left Queens Park Rangers by mutual consent.

Magilton was suspended after an incident on 7 December at Vicarage Road, where QPR lost 3-1 to Watford.

After the match, Magilton admitted having a "difference of opinion" with midfielder Akos Buzsaky but he has categorically denied any wrong-doing.

Magilton, 40, was the seventh manager to work under chairman Flavio Briatore, who took over the club in August 2006.

A club statement read: "Recent events have been widely reported and whilst Jim Magilton completely denies the allegations, with the full support of John Gorman, it has been agreed it is in the best interests of the club and Jim Magilton if the parties move on in their separate ways.

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"The club would like to wish both Jim Magilton and John Gorman good luck in the future and thank them for their hard work."

Youth coaches Steve Gallen and Marc Bircham were placed in temporary charge of the team last week, and they almost oversaw a dramatic win over West Brom on Monday.

QPR are currently 12th in the Championship and have not won in five league games. Their last win at home was against Reading on 20 October.

Former Northern Ireland midfielder Magilton was appointed in June after the club parted company with Paulo Sousa, who was in charge for just 26 games.

Previous managers under Briatore's chairmanship have included John Gregory, Mick Harford, Luigi De Canio, Iain Dowie, Gareth Ainsworth and Sousa.



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West Brom 2-2 QPR
14 Dec 09 |  Championship
Rodgers and Reading part company
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