English Premiership

Hughes named new QPR boss

2012-01-10 15:34
Mark Hughes (File)

London - Mark Hughes has been confirmed as the new manager of Queens Park Rangers on a two-and-a-half year contract, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday.

The former Wales, Manchester City and Fulham manager replaces Neil Warnock, who was sacked on Sunday by Loftus Road chiefs following a disappointing run of results.

"It's a great feeling to be back in football and to be manager of QPR," Hughes said in a statement.

"I'm fully aware of the challenge in the short and long term and I am genuinely excited about the ambition of the owners," the 48-year-old added.

"Now the immediate priority is to consolidate our place in the Premier League, but beyond that, the future is very bright and fills me with great enthusiasm."

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes said Hughes's experience and ambition had been the key factor in the decision.

"Mark has a proven track record in the Premier League, bringing a wealth of experience at both club and international level," Fernandes said.

"His ambitions match those of the board and we are delighted to have him at the helm."

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