Manager inspired by memories of Marsh

PAUL Hart says the footballing flair of Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played a part in his decision to accept the challenge of managing QPR. The former Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Portsmouth boss, who signed a six-month deal to succeed Jim Magilton las

PAUL Hart says the footballing flair of Rodney Marsh and Stan Bowles played a part in his decision to accept the challenge of managing QPR.

The former Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Portsmouth boss, who signed a six-month deal to succeed Jim Magilton last week, has fond memories of Rangers' boom years in the 1960s and 70s.

"I was an anorak at school and history is important to me," admitted Hart, 56. "Manchester City were my team and the way they played made me want to play football.

"Queens Park Rangers had that style as well - they were high up the list for style of football, first with Rodney Marsh and then the great team they had in the 70s.


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"I've got to be pleased with the way we performed in my first game - it was encouraging, with the amount of skill and talent and it's important for this club that the style that's been developed continues.

"I think this is a great club - it's a privilege to be working here with a club that wants to progress and can do. I wouldn't like anybody to think I'm just here for the ride.

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