Ian Dowie was sacked by QPR only 15 games into his tenure. The Rangers are sitting in 9th place in the CCC. His contract was terminated with immediate effect. The official QPR site posted that Dowie had been sacked but no reason was given. It is thought that in-fighting within the board and Dowie was rumored to clash with board members on transfer policies as well. Gary Ainsworth has been appointed caretaker manager and will take charge of his first game at Reading.