Hughes: I’ve learnt from mistakes at City

Mark Hughes believes his struggle to satisfy Manchester City’s mega-rich owners will stand him in good stead at QPR.

Rangers’ Tony Fernandes-led regime have big plans for the club but are relatively new to football, which Hughes’ predecessor Neil Warnock feels was a factor in his sacking.

But Hughes has experience of dealing with new, ambitious owners, having been manager at City when they were taken over by the Abu Dhabi Investment Group.

Fernandes is keen to make major signings.

Hughes explained: “I’ve been through it before and that experience will help me because, in fairness, I probably made mistakes with the new owners last time and I understand that now.

“I can learn from that and I’m a better manager than I was then. There [at City] we had different layers of management and it was very difficult to navigate, but I’m happy with the structure here.”

And Hughes says he is unperturbed by the turnover of managers at Loftus Road in the last few years.

The Welshman is Rangers’ 11th boss since 2006 and Warnock, who lasted less than two years, was by far the longest-serving manager during that period.

Hughes said: “Perhaps now there’s a will to calm things down, back somebody and give them the opportunity.

“I’m grateful for that opportunity, because I back my own ability. Given enough time, I will definitely make this club successful.”

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