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Dempsey backing for Hughes

Clint Dempsey is confident that his former manager Mark Hughes will prove to be a success at Queens Park Rangers.

Dempsey worked with Hughes at Fulham before the latter's departure in 2011. The pair were opponents at the weekend as the American's new side, Tottenham, hosted QPR, where Hughes was appointed boss in 2012.

Spurs emerged as 2-1 winners to leave QPR with just two points to their name after five match of the new season. But Dempsey is sure Hughes will turn things around at Loftus Road.

"He did a good job of treating everybody equally," said the forward. "He was a good guy. A great manager. We did really well with him. It was a good working environment and it was sad to see him go. I'm sure he'll continue to achieve good things."

Dempsey also explained how Hughes is often itching to get on the pitch himself, adding: "We'd be doing shooting practice and he'd say 'let me jump in real quick' and he hits it in the top corner and you go 'oh man, he still has it!'

"It was good to see that. He still had the hunger for the game. He also did a good job of treating everybody equally. It didn't seem like there were favourites. That's what I liked about him as a manager."

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