Queens Park Rangers have confirmed Mark Hughes will take over as their new manager after he signed a two-and-a-half year contract.
The R’s are 15/8 to be relegated with bookmaker after a poor run of form which eventually cost former manager Neil Warnock his job.
Since sacking Warnock on Sunday night, the west London outfit have worked fast to find a successor and Hughes will now take over after hammering out a deal on Tuesday.
The former Fulham and Manchester City boss takes charge with QPR in 17th place in the Premier League and the Welshman says he understands the challenge he has taken on.
“I’m fully aware of the challenge in the short and long term and I am genuinely excited about the ambition of the owners,” said Hughes.
QPR are expected to give Hughes a sizeable war chest to increase their chances of survival and could even have some new faces on board by the time they take on Newcastle United on Sunday, a game they are 4/1 to win as they look for their first victory since mid-November.