LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: (FILE PHOTO) Mark Hughes manager of Fulham waves to the crowd prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Blackpool at Craven Cottage on April 3, 2011 in London, England. Mark Hughes has resigned from his position after one year as Fulham manager. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Mark Hughes Announced As New QPR Manager

A day after sacking Neil Warnock, Queens Park Rangers have announced that former Fulham boss Mark Hughes will take the helm at the struggling club.

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Mark Hughes Appointed Queens Park Rangers Manager

In a move that's presumably been in the works for some time now, former Manchester United star Mark Hughes has joined Queens Park Rangers as manager, replacing the recently-fired Neil Warnock. Hughes, 48, has plenty of experience at the helm of top flight teams, having previously managed Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Fulham before mysteriously quitting his post at Craven Cottage over the summer.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes played new-manager-madlibs in a brief statement:

Mark has a proven track record in the Premier League, bringing a wealth of experience at both club and international level. He has a great passion to achieve as a manager and has already been hugely successful in his career.

His ambitions match those of the board and we are delighted to have him at the helm.

The club currently lie just above the relegation zone and Hughes, who's signed through the end of the 2013/14 season, will have a major fight on his hands in keeping them in the league. With a new manager there'll probably be some significant investment into the squad this January, so more reinforcements should be on the way. Whether or not that'll be enough... well, time will tell.

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