Magilton vows to clear name after QPR suspension

EX-Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton has vowed to clear his name following his suspension by new club QPR after a bust-up with one of his star players.

EX-Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton has vowed to clear his name following his suspension by new club QPR after a bust-up with one of his star players.

Magilton, under pressure at the London club after a run of bad results, is said to have had an angry dispute with Akos Buzsaky after Monday's 3-1 loss at Watford.

He was suspended by the club today, pending an internal investigation.

A club statement said: “The club can confirm that manager Jim Magilton has been suspended with immediate effect, pending an internal investigation.

“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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But Magilton, 40, insisted he is looking forward to being reinstated following the club's investigation.

The former Northern Ireland international said in a statement: “While passions can run high in football, especially after a poor performance, I categorically deny any allegation of wrong-doing following Monday's fixture.

“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.”

Monday's defeat came just days after Magilton's men were thrashed 5-1 by Middlesbrough.

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