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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

QPR Welcome Jim Magilton...

QPR have today confirmed the appointment of former Ipswich Town boss, Jim Magilton as their new manager on a two year contract.

Owner Flavio Briatore told the Official QPR Website of his 5th permanant Manager;

"We had an incredibly high number of applicants but Jim was the stand out candidate for the role. We sat down with him on four separate occasions over the last month to discuss our goals and ambitions and he has really impressed myself, Mr Ecclestone, Mr Mittal and Mr Bhatia with his knowledge, understanding and passion for football. He did a very good job at Ipswich Town playing some fine, attacking football and he has ambition to achieve in this next chapter of his career. We are all really looking forward to working with him"

On his appointment, Magilton himself added;

"I am really looking forward to the challenge of managing this great football club. The board are highly ambitious but they are realistic at the same time. I have huge ambitions to succeed as a manager though and our aim is to keep progressing year after year. There is a very strong group of players at the club and with one or two additions over the summer we can expect to be in a position to drastically improve upon the eleventh placed finish secured last season"

It is pleasing to hear that Magilton will retain Gareth Ainsworth as part of his coaching staff, but is rumoured to be keen on former Wycombe manager John Gorman as his assistant.

Okay, so maybe a surprise choice for many and not the big name we all had hoped for? But be honest, who else would want to come to QPR at the moment?? And for that, I will give my full support and I wish Jim Magilton all the VERY best of luck, your gonna need it!!



  • At 5:35 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Lofty

    How long ago did i say this was our man? "I hate being Right"lol he did play some nice football Wingers etc? Like you I Will wait and see?


  • At 7:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    at last we have a manager now we can get on and bid for the likes of kaka,tevez,owen or maybe some forward from chester or oxford..... good luck to ya mr magilton hope you enjoy your 6 to 8 month stay at this GREAT club....
    PS..flavio said we had shit loads of applicants jim was the stand out candidate..WELL WHO THE F..K WERE THAY FOR US TO GET MR JIM. FLAV YOUR FULL OF BOLLOXS....PK

  • At 7:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    After 2 months looking for a new manager to bring in Jim Magilton, who was sacked by Ipswih for not getting them to the playoffs will be a letdown to a lot of supporters. To me this is very much an appt similar to this time last year when we got Ian Dowie as manager, but lets hope this time the manager will be allowed to manage the team. Magilton did have Ipswich playing some good attacking football so i hope he will be able to bring this in to QPR next season. Either way good luck Jim, for the season and hopefully we will still be singing your name after Christmas.


  • At 1:16 pm, Blogger Bobo said…

    Hey Lofty, don't know if this means anything or not... but just saw a report that Gaz' name was taken off the "Staff Directory" page on the offish site. Hope that is just an oversight because I think we'll be needing him again as a caretaker by December.



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