Hughes confirmed as QPR manager

QPR have confirmed the appointment of Mark Hughes as the club’s manager.

Hughes has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract and succeeds Neil Warnock, who was sacked on Sunday following a poor run of results.

The new boss will be joined by assistant manager Mark Bowen, first-team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki and goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock, who have all worked with him previously.

It means a return to west London for the 48-year-old Welshman, who played for Chelsea between 1995 and 1998 and managed Fulham before quitting Craven Cottage last summer.

During a glittering career, he had two spells with Manchester United and played for Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

Hughes was capped 72 times by Wales and was their manager for five years before taking over as Blackburn boss in 2004.

He later managed Manchester City and then took over at Fulham in 2010 but walked away after one season in charge of the Whites, citing the club’s lack of ambition as his reason for leaving.

After being overlooked by Aston Villa and more recently Sunderland, Hughes was keen to get back into the game and was attracted by QPR’s desire to spend massively in the transfer market.

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