Hogan Ephraim believes Queens Park Rangers would be in League One if not for Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes took charge of Queens Park Rangers back in 2012.

Former Queens Park Rangers midfielder Hogan Ephraim believes that the club would be in League One if it was not for Mark Hughes.

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.

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.

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