Ex-Portugal international Paulo Sousa has been named Queens Park Rangers’ new manager.
The 38-year-old, who has no prior managerial experience, had been working for Portugal under Carlos Queiroz.
After a career that took in Benfica, Sporting, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Inter and Parma, Sousa hung up his boots aged just 31 due to chronic injuries.
“It is an honour to be part of this project. I have always wanted to work for a big club and I am very excited about the opportunity to work for QPR,” he told the club’s official website.
“I have great belief in my ideas and my coaching ability and I firmly believe I can achieve the objectives set by the management.”
Sousa, who will be in charge for Saturday’s game against Watford, has already pledged his new team will play attacking football.
“I believe in playing positive, attacking football,” he continued.
“To achieve positive results you have to maintain a focused outlook and my team will aim to do this, both for ourselves and for the fans.
“I am looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.”