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Neil Warnock seeks stabilising effect as new QPR boss

QPR is right challenge for me - Warnock

Neil Warnock has aimed to galvanise relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers as he was unveiled as the club's 12th manager in four years.

"It will be my job to bring the club together - not just the first-team but every aspect of the club," he said.

"I want to stabilise this season and then take the club on," Warnock added.

Warnock, who left Crystal Palace on Monday to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal at Loftus Road, replaces caretaker boss Mick Harford.

He becomes the Hoops' fifth boss this season. The man who presided over that managerial merry-go-round, owner Flavio Bratiore, left the club as chairman last month.

Warnock, though, claims he is not fazed by the frequency of changes at the west London club, joking: "Well, I always look at the other side - they've got to get it right sometime, don't they?"

The 61-year-old, who inherits a side only three points off the Championship drop zone, was hopeful his appointment would herald of new era for the west London club.


That was a sentiment echoed by managing director Ishan Saksena.

"It is important to bring back stability - he will bring that back and lead the way in a bright future for the club," he said.

"He is the complete package as a manager and was always our number one choice."

Should Warnock achieve survival, he will promptly set his sights on promotion next season.

"Everyone knows I want to manage in the Premier League and I don't think there are many clubs coming in for me," he said.

Former Sheffield United boss Warnock had guided Palace, who he joined in October 2007, into contention for the play-offs by January before the Eagles were deducted 10 points as punishment for going into administration.

His first game in charge of QPR is at home to second-placed West Brom at Loftus Road on Saturday.

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