Jim Magilton suspended by QPR
Former Ipswich Town player and manager Jim Magilton has been suspended by his current club Queen's Park Rangers.The London club have taken the step following an incident during Monday night's clash with Watford.
Former Ipswich Town player and manager Jim Magilton has been suspended by his current club Queen's Park Rangers.
The London club have taken the step following an incident during Monday night's clash with Watford.
Rangers are investigating allegations that Magilton head-butted Hungarian midfielder Akos Buszaky during the 3-1 defeat, an incident which also involved several other Rangers players.
A club statement said: "The club can confirm that manager Jim Magilton has been suspended with immediate effect, pending an internal investigation.
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"The suspension relates to an incident which occurred at Monday's Championship fixture against Watford at Vicarage Road.
"The club will be making no further comment at this stage."
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Magilton is the second manager this week to be embroiled in a high-profile clash with a player, following Stoke manager Tony Pulis' alleged head butt on James Beattie after the defeat to Arsenal at the weekend.
The Ulsterman allegedly reacted furiously to Buszaky's response when he asked whether he thought he was being bullied.
Patrick Agyemang then reportedly stepped in to intervene, condemning Magilton for the unprovoked attack, while Buszaky stormed out the dressing room.
The former Plymouth playmaker has since reportedly threatened to press charges over the incident and his representative was reported to have met Rangers chairman Gianni Paladini yesterday.
Magilton's future at Loftus Road is now in jeopardy following his suspension, pending a full internal investigation.
The 40-year-old, who penned a two-year deal at Rangers in June, has seen his team win just one of their last seven matches and concede eight goals in their last two games.