Former Fulham man Hoos joins QPR as CEO

QPR have named Burnley’s Lee Hoos as their new chief executive.

The 53-year-old American is leaving Turf Moor after three and a half years with the Clarets and will officially start his new job before the start of the new season.

Hoos has also been CEO at Southampton and Leicester City and previously spent eight years on the board of Fulham. He replaces Philip Beard, who lost his job as QPR chief executive in February.

Burnley say Hoos was keen to return to London for family reasons.

“Lee was the stand-out individual from a very impressive list of candidates we spoke to during an extensive interview process, so I’m delighted he’s accepted the role of CEO,” said Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes.

“He has experience of working in football, which was key. He’s been responsible for creating and implementing strategies across all areas at his previous clubs, as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the business, so he is exactly what we were looking for.”

Hoos told Rangers’ website he was “excited about working for QPR and added: “This is a challenge, but one I’m going to relish.”

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