Chairman Fernandes has ambitions for QPR to consolidate their Premiership berth

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has his sights firmly set on a prolonged stay back among England's elite clubs.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has his sights firmly set on a prolonged stay back among England's elite clubs.

He said on www.London24.com: "I feel confident that Mark (Hughes) is potentially the man who could take QPR into another era, a stable era, where we become an established Premier League club.

"Mark is immensely impressive. He has got a great personality, is very ambitious, down to earth, has his ego in check and he knows his stuff.

"He was a player in the Premier League for a long time so he has competed at the highest levels. Every club he has been to he has excelled at.

"I want to be a club like Arsenal or Manchester United, who have had the same manager for a long time, and West Ham as well, when John Lyall and Ron Greenwood were there."

Air Asia and Caterham F1 Team boss Fernandes added: "Stability is important. You can't build anything without that. You can't do things if you don't have time.

"I am not saying we want to be champions tomorrow, Europe or whatever, but I think the next stage is for us to be a club which will remain in the Premier League for a long time."

Rangers have plans for a state-of-the-art training facility and are keen to explore stadium options, with Loftus Road a restrictive capacity of just over 18,000.

Fernandes said: "People might ask how we would fill a 40,000-seater stadium, but I built an airline from a few hundred thousand passengers and now we have 32 million.

"Build it right, market it right, and people will come. We are in the best city in the world, and in the best part of London."

 

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