QPR Set to Name Mark Hughes as New Loftus Road Boss

Welshman lined up to replace Neil Warnock.

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Mark Hughes is the front-runner to become QPR manager with chief executive Philip Beard saying the club wants a new manager in place in time for Sunday’s game against Newcastle.

Ex-Wales boss Hughes, 48, was in charge at Fulham before leaving in June and has been out of the game since then.

BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis says that an appointment appears imminent.

“The departures of assistant manager Mick Jones and first-team coach Keith Curle with Neil Warnock indicate that QPR are planning to announce a successor quickly,” he said.

“They have cleared the decks – no need for a caretaker.

“Mark Hughes has been lined up to replace Warnock and will be offered the chance to return to management after he resigned from Fulham last June.

“He will be given the funds in the transfer window to bolster a side that has gone eight league games without a victory.”


Whilst Mark Hughes may well have every sympathy with Neil Warnock following his sacking, the Welshman is all to aware of the pitfalls of Premier League management, but the former Man City, Blackburn Rovers and Fulham boss will surely be tempted by a return to the game and seems very likely to be the next QPR boss.

Tony Fernandes felt that the time was right to make a change at the top and whilst it is seemingly harsh to sack manager a little over six months after promotion to the Premier League a run of eight games without a win had left the West London side near the drop zone.

48 year old Hughes was himself harshly sacked by Man City in December 2009 and has been out of management since he resigned from his Fulham post last June.

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