QPR confirm Warburton appointment
Last Updated: 08/05/19 6:46pm
New QPR manager Mark Warburton says he was impressed by their plans for the future and thinks the well-run academy gives them the foundations to succeed
QPR have appointed Mark Warburton as their new manager on a two-year contract, the club have confirmed.
The 56-year-old boss has formerly been in charge at Brentford, Rangers and Nottingham Forest, and has been out of work since he was sacked by Forest on New Year's Eve 2017.
He takes charge of a QPR side who sacked Steve McClaren in April, having plummeted down the table after a run of just one win in 15 Sky Bet Championship games.
They finished the season 19th in the table, having played their last seven games under the caretaker leadership of John Eustace.
Warburton said: "I am delighted and privileged to be managing this club. When I spoke to QPR they were very clear. They have a solid plan and know what they want.
"They have a long-term outlook and that appealed to me immediately. I am excited about the challenge that lies ahead.
"I love seeing players who enjoy their football.
"Work ethic, desire, hunger, passion - all those cliches are important to us. Get that right and fingers crossed we will move in the right direction."
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand said: "This is a fantastic appointment.
"We spoke with a number of excellent candidates for the position and Mark ticked all the boxes for us.
"He loves working with younger players and developing them, and has a great understanding of the game.
"Mark is determined to be a success and we will be giving him our full support to to achieve that."
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