Gallen And Bircham Take The Reins

By: Elaine Brand |
10/12/09 |
Steve Gallen

Steve Gallen

Queens Park Rangers have placed Youth duo Steve Gallen and Marc Bircham as joint Caretaker Managers after the suspension of Manager Jim Magilton.

The move comes after the Club issued a statement on Wednesday which read:

“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.”

Gallen and Bircham will now be tasked with handling first team affairs, although Gallen has admitted that he was initially reluctant to take up the proposal.

Speaking about the role of Caretaker boss, he said:

“It was in my mind [to say no] but I work for QPR and I want to do well, the Manager and John Gorman have been brilliant to me and Keith Ryan is a personal friend.”