Mark Hughes has no regrets about his torrid time at Loftus Road.
Newly appointed Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has hit back at his critics and says he will use the negative things being said about his time as QPR boss as motivation.
Hughes was sacked from his position at Loftus Road last November, after failing to guide Rovers to a single victory in their first 12 matches of the 2012/13 season and has been out of a job ever since.
Yet Stoke chairman Peter Coates has seen enough of the Welshman to think he is the ideal replacement for Tony Pulis – who ended his seven-year tenure at the Britannia Stadium by mutual agreement on May 21.
The 49-year-old now aims to push the Potters forward and says he will not be affected by criticism.
“I have listened to what people have said about my managerial ability and I will use it as a motivation,” Hughes was quoted on BBC Sport.
“I’ve had something like 270 games as a Premier League manager, but people do tend to look at the last year or so.”
The former Rs boss has also had spells in charge of Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Fulham since he began his managerial career in 2004.
During four years at Ewood Park Hughes guided Blackburn to three top 10 finishes, although he enjoyed less success at next job City and was sacked in 2009 in favour of Roberto Mancini.
The ex-Manchester United and Chelsea striker has not been received as warmly as he may have wanted by Stoke fans, but it is clear that he won’t let any negativity surrounding his appointment affect his game-plan.