On This Day October 16, 1974 - - Dave Sexton Appointed Manager of QPR Dave Sexton appointed manager of QPR - replacing Gordon Jago (who took over at Millwall). "...Dave Sexton is appointed Q.P.R. manager and Gordon Jago takes over Millwall" Rothmans .
In QPR's first game under Sexton, QPR lose 1-0 ironically at home to Liverpool. QPR's team that day: Parkes - Clement McClintock Webb Gillard - Rogers Beck Francis Thomas - Bowles Givens
- With the exception of the addition of Don Masson and Don Hollins, Dave Sexton inherited (and then coached to an even-higher level) Gordon Jago's team.
Two Players Made their QPR Playing Debuts on this date:
Terry Mancini October 16, 1971. Mancini, signed by Gordon Jago for his promotion-chasing team from Orient, made his debut away to Sheffield Wednesday. QPR drew 0-0. QPR's team: Parkes - Clement Mancini Hazell Gillard - Hunt Venables Busby - Saul McCulloch Marsh - Sub Leach .
And another making his debut on this date: Peter Eastoe October 16, 1976 - Siged the previous season. Eastoe made his debut coming on as sub away to Manchester City coming on for Don Givens.