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Mark Hughes eyes long-term QPR stay & looks to invest in January transfer window

The ex-Manchester City boss is confident the club's ambitions match his own, and is keen to ensure a lengthy tenure at Loftus Road, but refused to be drawn on possible targets

Mark Hughes has outlined his long-term ambitions at QPR, claiming he will be looking to bring in a number of fresh faces to rejuvenate the club’s Premier League campaign.

Hughes was appointed as the new boss at Loftus Road on Tuesday after the sacking of Neil Warnock two days' earlier, as the QPR board became increasingly anxious about the side’s lowly 17th position.

Following discussions with the club's hierarchy, the former Manchester City boss revealed he was confident that the west London outfit's ambitions match his own.

“My last couple of positions haven't lasted as long as I wanted them to so now I want longevity,” Hughes told the press.

"I've just had my first day at the training ground - I'm certainly not thinking of leaving any time soon.

"The situation at the end of last season is one that has happened. I made the decision [to leave Fulham] that was the correct decision and I stand by that.

"This excited me. My thoughts now shouldn't be an issue to them.

"I'm looking forward and really happy with the decision I've made, very excited of what is ahead of us.

“I needed to get all the facts on the table and get an understanding of the story that QPR hope to have in the future.

“So it’s important from my point of view that I understood that clearly, the fact that the club want to go places, build from the bottom up.

“They want to ensure they are a successful Premier League club for many many years and that fitted very comfortably with where I see my career needs to go now.”

The 48-year-old did admit that he was keen to invest in the January transfer window, with Goal.com exclusively reporting Hughes was set to be handed a £15 million transfer budget, but he refused to be drawn into commenting on players linked with the club such as Chris Samba and Nedum Onuoha.

“There are lots of players out there that could come in and help us but it would be wrong for me to talk about them,” he said

“I think it’s fair to say if there are quality players available and they are attainable we will try and get them.

“But January is historically a very difficult time to manage and if we are able to bring good quality players in then I will be delighted.

"Certain areas need addressing but I'll take my time, it is important to recognise the strengths of the group, I need to assess that.

"At Premier League level the ability to take chances and score goals is crucial.

"If I feel we need to strengthen in that area then we will look to do that."

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