I doubt he'll be there in two years! Jol doubts Hughes's mettle as QPR boss
Fulham manager Martin Jol has questioned Mark Hughes’s staying power — and claimed if he had real ambition he would have remained at Craven Cottage.
Hughes quit Fulham last summer complaining they could not match his aspirations, before walking into QPR this week on a two-and-a-half-year deal talking of building a Loftus Road legacy.
Don't put your shirt on it: Martin Jol has ridiculed suggestions that Mark Hughes is in it for the long haul at QPR
War of words: Jol
But Jol — who succeeded Hughes — said: ‘It is not always about money if you are talking about ambition.
‘We are ambitious, but last time he was here he said maybe Fulham are not. Fulham played in a European final and that is not easy to achieve. Of course we have been playing in the Premier League now for years, so it is a different club.
‘When I came here I knew Fulham were ambitious, so I never said to the chairman, “I want this or that”.
‘Our ambition is to be a very good club in the Premier League and hopefully in the next couple of years we can win something.’
Jol cast doubt on Hughes’s talk of wanting to stay at QPR for the long haul, adding: ‘He is very brave to say that. If you look at all the clubs he has managed, it has been for two years — at the most.’