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Doubts over Paladini's future as QPR sporting director

Queens Park Rangers

Gianni Paladini's future at troubled Championship club QPR is in doubt.

BBC Sport understands Paladini has offered his resignation as sporting director after being barracked by fans during Tuesday's loss against Ipswich.

The Italian is expected to continue in his role as club chairman until the end of next month, when his position is due to be reviewed.

It will then be decided whether Paladini will have any further involvement at Loftus Road.

Paladini, a former agent, bought a stake in QPR in 2004.

He took control the following year after a boardroom dispute led to the ousting of Bill Power as chairman and chief executive Mark Devlin.

Paladini remained as club chairman after a Flavio Briatore-led takeover in August 2007, and was later handed the additional title of sporting director.

Co-owner Briatore, who is chairman of the club's parent company, QPR Holdings, has been criticised following a series of problems on and off the pitch.

Paladini, who has had a major influence over transfer deals, has also come under fire.

QPR are currently 17th in the table - only two points off the relegation zone - and have lost their last four games.

Mick Harford has been in caretaker charge since Paul Hart departed last month after only five matches at the helm.

Hart was Rangers' eighth manager since 2006 and their sixth since Briatore's arrival.



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QPR 1-2 Ipswich
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Peterborough 1-0 QPR
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Nottm Forest 5-0 QPR
26 Jan 10 |  Championship


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