Mark Warburton has promised to bring a free-flowing brand of football to Loftus Road after being appointed QPR’s new manager.

The 56-year-old, who spent 18 months in charge of Rangers’ west London rivals Brentford, has been named as Steve McClaren’s successor, signing a two-year deal.

Warburton, who also had a spell in charge of Scottish giants Rangers, returns to management having departed Nottingham Forest in December 2017 and quickly spelled out the philosophy he hopes to instil ahead of next term.

“I love seeing players who enjoy the football,” said Warburton.

“I like players being brave in possession, understanding the first thought is to play forward and be positive.

“You have to be fit as well. Work ethic, desire, hunger, passion – all those clichés are so important for us.

“Get that right and fingers crossed, we will move in the right direction.

“When I spoke to QPR, they were very clear. They have a solid plan and know what they want. They have a long-term outlook and that appealed to me immediately.

“I am excited about the challenge that lies ahead.”

Rangers sacked ex-England boss McClaren in April following a run of one win in just 15 Championship games – they finished 19th in the table.

The club are yet to reveal the make-up of Warburton’s backroom team but director of football Les Ferdinand is confident that the right man has been brought in to steady the ship.

He said: “This is a fantastic appointment. We spoke with a number of excellent candidates for the position and Mark ticked all the boxes for us.

“He loves working with younger players and developing them, and has a great understanding of the game.

“Mark is determined to be a success and we will be giving him our full support to achieve that.”

QPR chairman Amit Bhatia added: “We are all delighted to bring Mark in.

“The excellent work by John Eustace as interim manager enabled us to spend the required time speaking with suitable candidates.

“I am very pleased with how the recruitment process was carried out, as well as the end result, which sees us appoint Mark as our manager.”