Joorabchian clarifies his role at Queens Park Rangers

Kia Joorabchian

Kia Joorabchian says it is wrong to blame him for QPR's transfer record last season as he only represented one of the players they signed.

Joorabchian advises new Stoke boss Mark Hughes, who was sacked by QPR in November after 10 months in charge.

"I'm always interested to read or hear that I was responsible for so many of the players signed by QPR last season," Joorabchian told BBC Sport.

"In fact my company was only involved with the signing of one, (keeper) Julio Cesar."

QPR signed 16 players during Hughes' time in charge, and six more under his successor Harry Redknapp in the January transfer window.

The Hoops lost their first 12 games of the season - under Hughes' charge - and were relegated after finishing bottom of the Premier League table.

Although Joorabchian advises Hughes, who was named new Stoke boss on Thursday, he insists he does not drive the manager's transfer policy.

Meanwhile, the BBC's chief sports correspondent, Dan Roan, says a senior source at Stoke has told him Joorabchian played no part in negotiations for Hughes to become their manager.

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