Premier league club QPR have announced that former Manchester City technical director Mike Rigg will be joining the club on a similar role. Mike Rigg has been at Manchester City since 2008 during which he has overseen tremendous development at the club. Now, he will be taking charge of QPR in a similar scenario, albeit at a much lower level. QPR have just seen massive injection of funds through owner Tony Fernandes, who is prepared to take QPR to the top-level. Mark Hughes was appointed in place of Neil Warnock in January. Even though results did not appear to go in favour of QPR initially, they have certainly made use of the home form to put up a fight against the relegation battle.
Mike Rigg knows exactly the way to work with manager Mark Hughes having been involved with the Welshman at Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, and the Welsh national team. It is expected that if QPR end up staying in the Premier league, they will be spending a lot of money in the summer in order to develop their squad so that they need not face relegation trouble next season as well. This is going to be slightly different from the way Mike Rigg has worked at Manchester City in the last few seasons where he has had to develop the club into a title challenger.
“I am very pleased to be here. 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,” Rigg said on the official website of the club.