QPR 'business as usual' after meeting with Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes met with QPR chief executive Philip Beard earlier today. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Queen's Park Rangers Football Club insisted it was 'business as usual' following a meeting between Mark Hughes and QPR chief executive Philip Beard.

Mounting speculation about the Welshman's position at the west London club has continued, with Rangers holding up the Barclays Premier League, five points behind 17th place Reading, who have a match in hand.

There have been claims the former Manchester United striker's 10-month reign would be terminated by chairman Tony Fernandes this week after the club's rotten start to the season. Hughes met with Beard, who is the man Fernandes sent to fire previous manager Neil Warnock.

Yet QPR sources insisted Hughes remained in charge despite speculation on Twitter that he had been sacked.