Mark Hughes Named As QPR Manager

Steve Claridge by Steve Claridge / 10 January 2012, 14:58

As predicted Mark Hughes has become the new manager of QPR after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club. Chairman Tony Fernandes was looking for a quick appointment following the sacking of Neil Warnock on Sunday and has spoken of his delight in attracting Hughes to Loftus Road. Hughes will reportedly be handed £20million to bolster the side as he gets to work on preserving their top flight status.

Hughes has a proven record in the Premier League and has guided the likes of Man City, Blackburn Rovers and Fulham into Europe. His best league finish was 6th with Man City in 2009/10 and in his seven years managing in England's top flight he has only finished in the bottom half once, in his first season with Blackburn back in 2004/05. The 28-year-old will now draw on his experience as he sets about getting the club out of their recent slump. QPR have won just once in their last 12 league matches, a woeful run which has seen them slump to 17th, just one point above the relegation zone.

Hughes' top transfer target is believed to be defender Chris Samba, with whom he worked with at Blackburn. Wayne Bridge has also been linked with the club, as has Fulham striker Andy Johnson and even Chelsea star Didier Drogba. Hughes can use his reputation to attract new players to West London, making it an exciting time to be a QPR supporter.

Hughes' first match in charge will be away to Newcastle on Sunday, which is live on Sky Sports 1 at 1pm. QPR are without a win since mid-November following a slump in form, which has seen them pick up just two points from their last eight matches. They haven't beaten Newcastle in the last five meetings between the clubs, with the match at Loftus Road back in September ending in a goalless draw. QPR can be backed at 4/1 with Paddy Power to come away from the Sports Direct Arena with the three points, while Newcastle have been priced as the odds-on 8/11 favourites, with a draw available at 13/5.

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