Well that did take long. About 48 hours after firing Neil Warnock, QPR have hired Mark Hughes as their new manager.
Hughes is reported to have Hughes has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal that’s worth nearly £10million, making him one of the best paid managers in the Premier League.
At around £3m-a-year, Hughes is just behind the likes of Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini in terms of wages.
There are also big-money bonuses written into his deal, including around £1m for keeping QPR in the Premier League this season.
Hughes told QPR.co.uk:
“It’s a great feeling to be back in football and to be the manager of QPR. I’m fully aware of the challenge in the short and long term and I am genuinely excited about the ambition of the owners. Nobody can doubt the history of this great Football Club and the passion of its fantastically loyal supporters. Now the immediate priority is to consolidate our place in the Barclays Premier League, but beyond that, the future is very bright and fills me with great enthusiasm.”
According to reports, Hughes will be given between £20m-£30m to spend on new players this month as QPR owner Tony Fernandes, tries to ensure Premier League survival.
Like most promoted sides, QPR is missing a top quality goalscorer. Which is why they are being linked with proven big-names strikers like Darren Bent and Didier Drogba.
Rangers need to strengthen defensively so they have also been linked with Blackburn defender Chris Samba and Chelsea centre-half Alex.
It will be an interesting month for QPR fans as Hughes is expected to bring in four big name players this month.
The £65m question is whether Mark Hughes and Tony Fernandes’s money can get QPR out of the relegation and into the top ten.
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