Hughes seeking clarity before joining Rangers

FORMER Fulham boss Mark Hughes will today hold a second round of talks with Queens Park Rangers as he edges closer to becoming the struggling west London club’s new manager.

Hughes and his advisor Kia Joorabchian were at Loftus Road yesterday, less than 24 hours after confirmation of Neil Warnock’s departure, attempting to thrash out a deal which would see the 48-year-old return to top flight management seven months after he opted to turn his back on Fulham having spent just one season at the club.

The Welshman is due to hold further talks today before he commits to a team who have sunk to 17th in the Premier table League having lost eight of their last 12 games.

“There’s a lot more to discuss and we’ll wait until the morning,” said Hughes (right). “We’re still discussing the ideas the club have. I’m pleased with how it’s gone but nothing is confirmed.

“I’ve got to think very carefully about what’s been said today. We have to discuss a number of things but it went well.

“It’s about thinking things over and we’ll see what happens in the morning.

“I’m an ambitious manager and hopefully the next club I’m at can match those ambitions.”

Meanwhile, striker Jay Bothroyd, signed by the outgoing Warnock from Cardiff in the summer, believes the impending appointment of Hughes manager would be “tremendous”.

Speaking on Twitter, Bothroyd said: “Obviously I’m sad to see the manager and Keith Curle go but Mark Hughes and his team would be a tremendous appointment.”