HARRY REDKNAPP could be waiting in the wings to take over at QPR according to Ladbrokes.
The bookies make Redknapp odds on to be the next QPR manager at 4-7 after the London side's 3-1 home defeat to Southampton.
Before kick=off odds of 10-1 were offered about QPR losing and Hughes leaving his post before midnight on Sunday.
Despite taking all three points Southampton remain the shortest-priced team for relegation at 8-15 leaving QPR in at 4-5 (from 11-8).
Reading, who beat Everton, complete the trio of odds-on sides at 4-6.
At the other end of the table West Brom are 22-1 to finish in the top four this season having been 150-1 in the summer.
Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Donohue said: “As Hughes teeters on the brink punters are already backing Redknapp to take over. Southampton remain relegation favourites despite their victory as QPR go odds-on for the drop for the first time.”
Hughes is 2-5 with Ladbrokes to win the sack race while Saint's Nigel Adkins is 4-5.