QPR suspends manager after incident with player

BY foxsports • December 9, 2009

Queens Park Rangers manager Jim Magilton denied any wrongdoing Wednesday after being suspended for reportedly headbutting midfielder Akos Buzsaky after a match. QPR is investigating claims that Magilton confronted the Hungary international in the dressing room after QPR lost at Watford on Monday in the League Championship. "While passions can run high in football, especially after a poor performance, I categorically deny any allegation of wrongdoing following Monday's fixture," Magilton said in a statement. "I understand that the club has initiated an internal investigation, with which I will cooperate fully. "This is an unfortunate situation and I look forward to resuming my responsibilities shortly." QPR said Magilton was suspended because of "an incident which occurred" after at Vicarage Road. The second-tier club issued quotes from Buzsaky which was limited to a denial that he has handed in a transfer request. "As professional footballers our sole aim is to focus on the upcoming matches," Buzsaky said. QPR, which has slipped to 12th in the second-tier standings after winning just one of its last seven matches, is owned by Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, former Renault team principal Flavio Briatore and Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.

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