NEW Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has vowed to restore his managerial reputation, following his sacking from Queens Park Rangers last season.
The former Wales manager, who signed a three-year deal at the Britannia Stadium, was dismissed as QPR boss in November with the team bottom of the Premier League having failed to win any of their first 12 league games.
In 11 months at Loftus Road Hughes recorded just eight wins from the 34 games he oversaw, but insists he will learn from previous mistakes and not try to change too much too soon at Stoke.
“We all tried to run there [QPR} before we could walk,” he said. “That was the mistake we made. I made mistakes I will learn from.
“It’s not a case of wiping away all the hard work that’s been put in place in previous seasons, that would be crazy.
“I’d like to make them a bit more offensive, maybe that’s where the club hasn’t helped itself in the past.”