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Here we go again, Groundhog Day 2!

Here we go again, Groundhog Day 2!

Earlier today I speculated that something was clearly amiss and that the word on the street was that Mark Hughes was leaving Craven Cottage and that has proven to be exactly the case.

News broke, late this afternoon that Hughes had resigned as the manager of Fulham Football Club.

It transpires that Hughes has clearly had his head turned by the speculation linking him with a move to Aston Villa and we suspect that the Midlands club will be announcing his appointment in the next day or so.

Hughes lasted one season at Craven Cottage but the manner in which his contract was worded gave him every chance to leave us in the lurch.

Speaking about his departure though, Hughes has been quick to emphasise that nothing underhand has gone on, commenting,

"I would like to take this position to clarify that neither myself or my representative have approached or been approached by another club. This decision to leave Fulham has not been influenced by any outside party."

"I would like to thank the chairman, directors and fans of Fulham Football Club for their support over the last twelve months and wish them every success for the future."

"I believe my management team and I have done a good job and the club has a good foundation from which they can go forward."

"I have especially enjoyed an excellent relationship with the chairman and chief executive. I hope that the supporters and all those connected will understand that as a young, ambitious manager I wish to move on to further my experiences."


Anyone else think Hughes has used us purely as a stepping stone or a stop-gap appointment until something bigger comes along?

And to think I felt genuinely sorry for Hughes when City sacked him!



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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Thursday June 2 2011
Time: 7:15PM

Comments

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You must be absolutely livid to be stabbed in the back like this. You have my sympathies, especially after your strong finish to the season. Hopefully karma comes back to bite Hughesless on the ar$e.
fifthcolumnblue
02/06/2011 19:27:00
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It was so, so obvious during the matches against City that Hughes was not over his dismissal; not just his handshake @ City, but the tactics he used during our 4-1 drubbing at CC. He was trying to prove a point then, but failed. Now, (it seems) he has an opportunity make his case at a bigger club. To add to it, City have gone on to silverware and a CL spot - all of which eats a Hughes' ego. This makes sense for him and I'm not going to hold a grudge. After all, I wanted him sacked after the home loss to West Ham, so I can't very well be outraged now. He did his job. Now he's moving on. Good luck, Sparky and good riddance!
Teddy_KGB
02/06/2011 19:59:00
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Now this is interesting... I just read on SkySports that Hughes is NOT in the running at Villa. Hmmmmm...
Teddy_KGB
02/06/2011 20:48:00
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he has left us in a good posistion lets have martin jol or oneil me thinks
truth sayer ffc
02/06/2011 21:35:00
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i don't disagree with you teddy, he did not seem to be over his sacking... that being said, i think he proved to be a good manager, and i would have liked to have seen what he could have done with a full summer for transfers and a full year managing the team... i can only hope we bring in a good manager quickly, giving them time to prep for the europa league and premier league...
woodysweats
02/06/2011 21:54:00
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Let's see if we can't get Jol or O'Neil, either of them could continue to take us forward, but we do need to tie the next one to a longer contract, we don't want to be getting a new manager every year
Oldwolf
02/06/2011 22:33:00
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Ooops! looks as though Hughes has shot himselff in the foot: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jun/02/mark-hughes-fulham-aston-villa?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+theguardian%2Ffootball%2Frss+%28Football%29
fifthcolumnblue
02/06/2011 23:55:00
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i guess he was being honest that he was not contacted at all by aston villa...
woodysweats
03/06/2011 00:36:00
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You lot should get Ancelotti now...he wants to stay in London anyway.
BlueBanes
03/06/2011 06:33:00
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