Mark Warburton has been out of management since December 2017, when he was sacked by Nottingham Forest

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been named as QPR’s new boss, succeeding ex-England coach Steve McClaren at the Championship club.

The 56-year-old has signed a two-year deal at Loftus Road.

Warburton began his management career with QPR’s west London rivals Brentford and he has also had a spell in charge of Nottingham Forest.

“QPR have a long-term outlook and I am excited about the challenge that lies ahead,” he told the club website.