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Leave Off Hughes!

Yesterday we reported on how Mark Hughes had suddenly been catapulted into the frame to become the next manager of Aston Villa.

Following events yesterday, the scenario is fast approaching a point where something could happen.

Aston Villa, due to Gerard Houllier`s health, agreed a severance package with the Frenchman and are now, definitely, on the look-out for a replacement.

Fulham, wary of Hughes being on the hit-list, have, reportedly responded by telling Villa not to approach Hughes. But, and it is a big but, there appears to be no indication as to whether Hughes activated the clause in his contract that could make him a free agent.

Other articles we stumbled on suggest that Fulham have also offered Hughes a new deal with his pay improved.

Like we said earlier, something could happen very soon!



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The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 2 2011

Time: 9:53AM

Your Comments

Just for interest - what is your opinion of Hughes. I know from the Villa boards we are really firmly against the appointment. Has he been good at Fulham or would you guys be glad to see him go?
Astriel
We don't want him ........
astonmilan
No self respecting manager would stay at a club with a michael jackson statue outside the ground. SHAMONE!!!!!
lerneravfc
We do want him
astonsteve
Speak for YOURSELF Astriel. What Villa boards are these ?because I have seen plenty of posters with support for Mark Hughes.
notthedougellisstand
If he leaves you it says a lot about his loyalty (or rather lack of it) and for that reason (and many more) I wouldnt want him at the Villa. Good luck to Fluham for next season.
villa@herts
Wont be against having your manager, just rather other options.
P.Avfc
Ancelotti and Wilkins - 1st choice Hughes - 2nd choice Can someone tell me what is so special about Hughes? He is just 'a good coach' - how is he different to Bruce, Holloway, Dave Jones or even Brendan Rodgers?
PiperUK
indeed,speak for yourself,i would be fine with the appointment.
lerneravfc
Hughes has not been my favorite during his time at Fulham, but I can't complain about the way we finished the season, so I have to give him some credit. Still, I firmly believe that this is still very much Hodgson's team and once healthy and free of reckless tactics, could've won for just about anybody. As far as Hughes loyalty, I can't blame him for joining a bigger club anymore than I could fault Hodgson for jumping to Liverpool. It's just business. IMO, Hughes is still not over his dismissal from City and feels that he has something to prove, and it'll take a bigger club to achieve that. For continuity's sake, I'd prefer him to stay, but I won't be too bothered if he leaves, as long as he decides SOON. I don't want another situation like last summer.
Teddy_KGB
If he goes it would be a shame but then I just hope we get another manager in place for our european challenge. I would go for Chris Houghton personally. Real gentleman. If hughes stays, great, but im sure all this talk will mean more money would have been offered to keep him. He is in a win win situation. Either more money from fulham etc or off to villa for more money!
Leonestar
he was having a tough time of it in the beginning portions, which some could attribute to injury, but i don't give a pass, as injury happens to everyone... with the team fit, he performed well, and got two crucial road wins at the end of the season, which is more than hodgson could do... however, the test will be next season to see how he deals with the challenges of the europa league... teddy, i can't say this is hodgson's team, as hughes has brought in some quality, but i understand your point... i'd like to see him stay, if not solely for continuity... we finished well and i'd like to see what he can do with a full summer and a full season...
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