'We already talked' - QPR boss makes transfer admission as Watford deliver latest Loftus Road defeat

Cifuentes is confident QPR will find ways to complete deals this month.Cifuentes is confident QPR will find ways to complete deals this month.
Cifuentes is confident QPR will find ways to complete deals this month. | AFP via Getty Images
The new QPR CEO is appointed at the club having worked with some of Europe's biggest sides in the past.

QPR manager Marti Cifuentes has backed the club's youthful new chief Christian Nourry executive to succeed at Loftus Road and expects that the side will be active in the January transfer window.

Speaking after the loss to Watford on Sunday, the Spaniard admitted that Financial Fair Play restrictions would limit how QPR could act in the window but said that he had already had conversations with Nourry about incomings this month.

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26-year-old Nourry has replaced Lee Hoos in the role, with Hoos continuing his position as chairman. The new man has worked in football for five years, most recently with football data analytics and advisory business Retexo, where he advised major European clubs.

Cifuentes said: "I'm sure that he will help to create and build a foundation for the club with his experience. It's true that he is young but, as I understand, he has been working with some of the best clubs in Europe. He really knows his business and the industry. He comes with a lot of energy.

"Age, for me, is not relevant. It has never been for players or for me as a coach. I have always been told that I was too young and I always achieved results - I will never judge a person because of their age. If he has the competence, which I'm sure he has as otherwise the owners would not trust him, I'm sure that he will help us to be much better as a club."

Cifuentes is confident QPR will find ways to complete deals this month.Cifuentes is confident QPR will find ways to complete deals this month.
Cifuentes is confident QPR will find ways to complete deals this month. | AFP via Getty Images

The QPR boss was then asked directly about the January window and if Nourry's arrival came at a time that would allow him to flex his power in completing deals. Cifuentes wasn't shy to admit that those conversations had already taken place.

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He said: "He does have a lot of expertise in that area. We already talked about how we can improve the situation where we are, knowing about Financial Fair Play.

"As I've said many times, it's not my job, I am a coach. I am sure there are many ways, being creative, and trying to show how important this club is in English football and the history it has to bring young players to develop here. There are many ways to find a way. I'm sure that he will work on that, he has the expertise and let's see what happens."

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