Sousa named new R's boss

19 November 2008 01:24
Former Portugal international Paulo Sousa has been confirmed as Iain Dowie's permanent successor as QPR boss. The 38-year-old, who has penned a two-and-a-half year contract at Loftus Road, spent five years as assistant to Luiz Felipe Scolari with the Portuguese national team. Sousa told the club's official website: "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 Queens Park Rangers. "I have great belief in my ideas and my coaching ability and I firmly believe I can achieve the objectives set by the management. "I believe in playing positive, attacking football. 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." Gareth Ainsworth, who has been working as caretaker manager since Dowie's departure almost four weeks ago, will remain on the club's backroom staff.

Source: ESA