West London Latest: Hangeland's war of words, mixed Caulker reports

There have been plenty of big stories surrounding Fulham and Queens Park Rangers in the last 24 hours.


Fulham-related news has been dominated by several sensational stories regarding former captain Brede Hangelan.

The ex-Cottagers defender, who was released by the club this summer, has heavily criticised current boss Felix Magath, although the club have hit back and denied his accusations.

"He is very difficult to work with. He has a reputation of being a very strict manager, which he is," Hangeland told Sky Sports.

"His main tool is to try and mentally and physically batter his players and then hopefully get some results out of that. Is that a right fit for English football? I don’t think so personally."

The 33-year-old's claims seemed to confirm former Bayern chairman Uli Hoeness's comments that Fulham players will hate Magath.

However, Fulham responded by telling Sky Sports that they are disappointed in Hangeland's comments and believe them to be completely false.

That raises the possibility of the ex-captain simply being bitter after being forced out of the club, an impression intensified by a report from the Daily Mirror last night.

According to the paper, senior players had lost faith in Hangeland before Fulham were relegated. The saga continues.

Queens Park Rangers

The biggest QPR stories from the last 24 hours have centred around Steven Caulker and Bobby Zamora.

Indeed, WalesOnline reported yesterday that the west London club are very close to signing 22-year-old Caulker, with his release clause being £8million.

However, the Daily Mirror last night claimed that Caulker is hoping to move to Liverpool, having worked with Brendan Rodgers before at Swansea City.

Elsewhere, West London Sport are reporting that play-off hero Bobby Zamora has rejected QPR's offer of a new contract.

Zamora is claimed to have been offered a one-year deal on reduced wages.

In other Rs news, Esteban Granero could be set to stay at Loftus Road despite interest from Real Sociedad, according to talkSPORT.

And goalkeeper Rob Green has also reportedly signed a new deal with the club.

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