Blackburn Rovers have named former player Mark Hughes as their new boss.

Wales manager Hughes, was given permission by the Football Association of Wales to talk to Rovers and will be officially unveiled on Thursday morning.

A statement said: “Blackburn announce that Mark Hughes has been appointed manager with immediate effect.”

Hughes will stay in charge of Welsh side for their World Cup qualifiers against England and Poland on 9 and 13 October.

told BBC Five Live that it was a difficult choice for his client to make, and that he was glad to be able to stay on for two matches with Wales.

“Everybody knows how much Mark loved the job but it’s been four of five years now,” Hughes’ agent Dennis Roach told the BBC.

“The nice thing is that he’ll be covering the next two matches. That was important for him to go out in the right way.

“He feels that he’s brought Wales on a long way and that it’s now time for someone new to come in with a fresh face.”

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) were powerless to prevent Hughes speaking to Blackburn.

FAW general secretary David Collins said: “There was an agreement that should a Premiership club make a request that we would consider it,” said Collins.

“At the moment, what we’ve agreed with Blackburn is that if they appoint him as their manager Mark would manage the Wales senior side against England and Poland on 9 and 13 October.”