Former QPR manager Neil Warnock slams outside influence for 'slowly poisoning' his tenure

The former Hoops boss claims owner Tony Fernandes was influenced by "certain people" although he had warm words for his successor Mark Hughes, who he feels is a "good manager"
Former QPR manager Neil Warnock has hit out at his former employers and suggests they were influenced by external pressure when they made the decision to sack him.

Before being relieved of his duties a fortnight ago, Warnock had managed at Loftus Road for two years, although he believes he was "slowly poisoned" by opinion from outside and within the club.

The former Hoops boss thinks the club's executives were too easily swayed by negative opinion during the final days of his tenure and told the BBC: "Even the owner Tony [Fernandes]... I know the influence he'll have had from certain people over the past few weeks.

"It would have been difficult to resist because people get on the phone and tweet and it's almost like slowly poisoning somebody from outside the club and no doubt from within the club as well.

"It's a dangerous precedent. If you let players talk to the chairman but, you know, you can't stop tweeting."

Warnock said his successor, Mark Hughes, is a "good manager", also stating that he wish he had his agent.