By 90Min
May 08, 2019

Queens Park Rangers have announced Mark Warburton as their new manager on a two-year-contract.

Following the sacking of Steve McClaren at the beginning of April, John Eustace had been in caretaker charge of the west London outfit while the club searched for a new permanent boss.

The announcement of former Rangers and Brentford boss Warburton was made on QPR's official website, with the 56-year-old becoming the club's seventh manager in just over four years.

"This is a fantastic appointment," director of football Les Ferdinand said. “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 achieve that.”

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QPR finished the Championship season in 19th, 11 points clear of the bottom three in what has been a poor campaign for the Hoops. Despite their league struggles, Warburton expressed his delight at joining the club and outlined his plans taking the club forward.

He said: “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.

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“I like players being brave in possession, understanding the first thought is to play forward and be positive. You have to be fit as well. Work ethic, desire, hunger, passion – all those clichés are so important for us. Get that right and fingers crossed we will move in the right direction.”

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