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Allen calls for stability at QPR after Paul Hart exit

Former Queens Park Rangers manager Paul Hart
Hart was given a contract until the end of the season in December

Former QPR striker Bradley Allen has called for stability at the club after the departure of manager Paul Hart.

Hart, the ninth man to manage Rangers since Flavio Briatore became chairman in August 2007, left on Thursday after just five games in charge.

Allen told BBC London 94.9; "The supporters need somebody of experience who can handle the whole situation.

"If whoever they bring in is not given time I think this hiring and firing is going to continue to happen."

Rangers currently lie 10th in the Championship - four points off the play-off places.

Hart, 56, took over at Loftus Road on 17 December following the departure of Jim Magilton.

He was given a contract until the end of the season but has left after managing just one win in his five games.

Allen added: "It's not going to help QPR on or off the pitch.

"There does seem to be a little bit of confidence lacking amongst some of the players, a bit of uncertainty about who's in charge and who is making the decisions.

Assistant manager Mick Harford has been placed in charge for Saturday's game with Blackpool, with Allen adding that Rangers should be looking for an experienced man to replace Hart.

"It needs somebody with rhino skin," said Allen. "Somebody who can deal with the people in charge and hopefully stamp their authority on the football club.

"I'd be very surprised if they choose a younger guy again because it really needs somebody of note and experience.

"QPR do have the money to attract someone but whether that sort of manager will be prepared to go into that situation remains to be seen."

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