New Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes is looking forward to the challenge of club management.

Hughes has signed a three-year contract with Rovers, but will remain in charge of Wales for their next two games.

“I am delighted to be here,” he said. “It was an opportunity I couldn’t afford to let pass by.

“It was important at this stage of my career to make a move and this was the right time for me.

“It is a club I know, I know the people here. They had an indication of what I can offer as well, they have obviously seen my work.

“I made a lot of friends here and that maybe had an influence on the selection process.”

“The Welsh games I’m all prepared for, everything’s in place,” said Hughes.

“In my time at Blackburn everything will be focused on the games in front of us. In international week, my focus will change.”

This is the first time Hughes has managed a club team, but he is undaunted by the prospect.

“I’ve no doubt that the day-to-day job of running the club will be different but I’ve no fears about it,” he added.

“If people say, ‘You haven’t got club experience’, then I’d agree, but if people say, ‘You’ve no experience’, I’d disagree.

“I’ve been in the game for 20 to 25 years and I’ve been a manager for five years.

“A lot of my experiences with the Welsh team will stand me in good stead.”