QPR suspend manager Magilton

LONDON - Queens Park Rangers suspended manager Jim Magilton on Wednesday after an incident following this week's Championship match with Watford.

"Manager Jim Magilton has been suspended with immediate effect, pending an internal investigation," the club said.

QPR lost 3-1 and media reported there had been an angry bust-up between Magilton and Hungarian midfielder Akos Buzsaky.

Magilton dismissed the incident at the time as a "difference of opinion" and in a statement on Wednesday he denied any wrongdoing and pledged to co-operate with the investigation.

"While passions can run high in football, especially after a poor performance, I categorically deny any allegation of wrong-doing following Monday's fixture," he said.

"This is an unfortunate situation and I look forward to resuming my responsibilities shortly."

QPR, who were taken over by a group including Bernie Ecclestone, Flavio Briatore and Lakshmi Mittal two years ago, have had 10 full time or temporary managers since 2006. NEWS: Magilton denies wrong-doing allegations