​QPR have announced the return of Steve McClaren to the club, this time as their manager on a two year contract. 

McClaren spent a few months with the club in 2013 on Harry Redknapp's coaching team before leaving to take over the reins at ​Derby County for the first of his two spells in charge of affairs at Pride Park. 

In a statement on the club's website, McClaren said: “It’s great to be back – and it’s a challenge that I’m excited by. I must admit that I’ve followed the club closely over the last five years, because of the three months I had here. 

"From the outside, I’ve seen the progress, work and changes that have gone on – especially over the last two years – in streamlining the squad and getting the budget down. The Board and owners deserve credit for that. The introduction of younger players has been a breath of fresh air and it’s exciting for the future.

“I like to play attractive, attacking football – and we’ve got young, hungry footballers here who can play that way. The priority is to win football matches – but we want to win them in a certain style.”