QPR manager Mark Hughes to win Premier League sack race, according to Goal.com readers

The Hoops boss has been voted overwhelmingly as the top flight coach most likely to get the chop first this season, despite the recent vote of confidence from Tony Fernandes
Goal.com readers believe that under-fire QPR boss Mark Hughes will be the first Premier League manager to be sacked this season.

A whopping 75.37 per cent of readers voted for the Hoops chief, with Norwich City manager Chris Hughton in second with just 12.07% of the vote.

QPR sit bottom of the table with just two points to their name after a 3-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday, having failed to win during the 2012-13 campaign.

Hughes let go of 17 players during the summer, bringing in 12 new faces, but that reshuffle had failed to pay off so far as his squad continues to gel.

Chairman Tony Fernandes took to Twitter in the aftermath of the loss at the Hawthorns to publicly support Hughes, but readers are still yet to be convinced by the former Manchester City manager. Some, such as Mac Naughton, predicted that "Harry Redknapp will be next choice for QPR".

'Other' took third place with 7% of the vote, with the likes of Paul Lambert at Aston Villa, Brian McDermott at Reading and Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool enduring mixed starts to the season.

Nigel Adkins, of Southampton, and Michael Laudrup, of Swansea City, meanwhile, came in next with 3.16% and 2.4% of the vote respectively. The Saints have shipped goals as they adapt to life in the top flight, while Laudrup's Swans started the season in dazzling form but have failed to win in their last five league matches.