It never rains but it pours. Mark Hughes walked out on Fulham claiming they couldn't match his ambition, but I bet he was praying for Jol's band of no futures to win today. No such luck for the hapless Sparky, as Fulham went down to 10 men and slumped to defeat at home to O'Neill's previously goal shy Sunderland.
And to add insult to injury, his predecessor at QPR, old Big Gob Warnock, has plunged in the knife, claiming Hughes should shut up about the mess he inherited after the Great One was sacked and focus on the bigger mess he has created since being appointed. Warnock, of course, points out that QPR were in a better position at the equivalent stage of last season and claims that Hughes has destroyed the great team spirit that he, the mighty Warnock, created at QPR.
And of course Warnock has replicated the same great dressing room spirit at Leeds, with very similar results. QPR were hovering above the drop zone of the Prem when he was sacked in January after a winless run, and Leeds are in a very similar position in the Championship and are, themselves, putting together an impressive series of games without victory. But they are trying according to Warnock. Very trying for their long suffering fans!
Warnock has told Hughes to "look to his own house" and to "put his own house in order". Leeds fans might justifiably say the same back to Warnock, with knobs on!
Meanwhile Redknapp sits and awaits the phone call. Mind you, QPR go to Old Trafford next week so 'Arry might want to pass on that one. After all, why not let Hughes rot in Hell for one week longer?