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QPR Appoint Former Man City Technical Director

Tue 24th Apr 2012 | Football Club Management

Queens Park Rangers Football Club have announced the appointment of Mike Rigg as the club's new Technical Director.

Rigg, 43, arrives at Loftus Road having left Manchester City as Technical Director, which he held since June 2008.

The move sees Rigg reunited with Mark Hughes, with whom he worked at the Etihad Stadium, as well as at Blackburn Rovers and the Welsh national team.

Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Rigg, commented: "When I sat down with the owners and Mark recently they sold the project at Queens Park Rangers to me.

“I see where they want to take the club and it is something I want to be a part of.

"I have worked with Mark in a number of different roles so I have a very good understanding of what he wants and what he needs.

"Player acquisition is a big part of football and it is where an enormous amount of investment is made. That's where we must get it right.

"My role involves a mixture of looking at the immediate needs for the Football Club as well as trying to make sure we have a long-term plan in place for bringing players through into the First Team."

Rigg's main responsibilities will be to identify talent at every age group and in due course recruit such talent to the club.

QPR CEO, Philip Beard, added: "This is a key appointment for the short and long term future of the Football Club.

"Mike has a proven track record at both domestic and international level and having worked closely with Mark in the past, knows how the Manager works and the standards he sets.

"This appointment outlines the club's commitment to building for the future, in support of the First Team, as well as our ever-improving Academy set-up.

"We are committed to nurturing our own home-grown players over the coming years and part of Mike's remit will be to do that, as well as unearthing previously undiscovered talent to go straight into the First Team set-up."

Rigg had previously held roles as Academy Manager of Sheffield Wednesday; Technical Director for the Welsh FA; and Chief Scout at Blackburn Rovers.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

 

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