Clint Hill’s eyes opened wide when the QPR stalwart discovered Championship clubs in the bottom half of the table have sacked every single manager bar one this season - Karl Robinson at MK Dons.

There are two in the top half, including Hill’s own club, who have also switched gaffers, and the defender reckons clubs don’t know what they want.

The way to go is to get the master plan in place first, and then look for the right man like they have at Swansea, says Hill.

“They have set their philosophy, so they employ a manager who will follow that philosophy,” he added.

“They are not going to come in and say we are going to play long ball 4-4-2 put the balls in the channels. They want a manager who fits their mould.

“That is what confuses me sometimes.

Reflection: Clint Hill

“They get a manager who doesn’t fit the mould and no wonder it doesn’t succeed. So clubs need to have a good look at themselves, owners, chairman or whoever and set out a philosophy of their club.

“How do they want their club to play? How are they going to be run and then go an employ a manager that fits that. Then you might get a bit more stability rather than chopping and changing and the whole bloody circus that goes on with it.”

Hill agrees the worrying maxim of six-games-and-you’re-out has become ever more real as clubs seek an instant fix.

“If you looked at those sacking stats you would think, wow,” he said.

“I never knew that stat and that is quite disappointing isn’t it?

"If you are unlucky as a manager now you get six or seven poor results and you could be sacked. That is how ruthless it is at the minute. If you are a club who want stability on and off the pitch you need to see it through.”

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