Hughes took charge of QPR towards the back end of the 2012/13 season, and his time at Loftus Road was not successful.
Hughes could not save QPR from relegation in the Premier League, and he won just eight of his 34 matches in charge.
However, Ephraim, who played for QPR between 2008 and 2014, claims that the current Stoke City boss made QPR’s set-up much more professional in his time at the club, and he believes that the 52-year-old manager actually had a positive influence at Loftus Road.
Believe if Hughes never arrived then QPR would be in league one at best now. Changed things massively behind scenes https://t.co/qr9eYv1Fhx— Hogan Ephraim (@HoganEphraim) November 23, 2015
Before they signed, every QPR fan would have taken samba/Ji/cisse etc no? https://t.co/117zINMzXg— Hogan Ephraim (@HoganEphraim) November 23, 2015
Hughes’ career after leaving QPR would suggest that he was not the major problem at Loftus Road.
He has gone on to be hugely successful at Stoke, and he is putting together a strong managerial CV.
QPR, meanwhile, are currently sitting in mid-table in the Championship – and they are searching for a new manager, following the dismissal of Chris Ramsey two weeks’ ago.