You didn't know what you were doing! Barton hits out at former QPR boss Warnock
QPR’s Joey Barton has blasted former manager Neil Warnock by claiming he can think of 'a million reasons' why he was sacked.
Warnock was dismissed from Loftus Road earlier this month after a poor run of results that saw the west London side drop near the bottom three in the Premier League.
Unhappy times: Joey Barton (right) soon fell out with Neil Warnock after arriving in the summer
The former Sheffield United boss this week claimed his sacking came after the club's owner, Tony Fernandes, was ‘slowly poisoned from outside the club and no doubt from within the club as well.’
But Barton, made captain by Warnock after arriving from Newcastle last summer, took to Twitter to voice his dissatisfaction of life under the 63-year-old as well as hail the promise under new manager Mark Hughes.
The midfielder said: ‘If I talked about Neil, he'd do well to get another job. Twitter cost him his job I can think of a million other things! #shutitwarnock
‘Looking forward to the game against Wigan tomo. 1st time in a while we actually have a plan and seem organised. #3ptsneeded
‘Lost his job and the guy is blaming everyone but himself! Embarrassing, time to look in the mirror mate. Last thing we need right. Big week.
The former Manchester City midfielder later added: 'Not a big fan of people that try to make scapegoats out of others. If u live by the sword, u die by it.'
Return: Barton was back at Newcastle last week to see his QPR side lose 1-0
Warnock refused to be drawn into discussion on his relationship with the 29-year-old when speaking of his sacking earlier this week.
Warnock said: ‘I don’t want to get into talking about Joey Barton. Joey talks about himself enough. I just want to talk about positive things about the club.’
Barton returns from a three-match suspension this weekend as the Hoops prepare to host Wigan in Hughes’ first league game at Loftus Road since taking over.