Stamford Bridge old boy wants a return.
Mark Hughes is eyeing a sensational return to Chelsea – as the next Blues manager.
The 46-year-old scored 39 goals in 123 appearances for the Blues in the 1990s and also helped the club win the FA Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup and League Cup.
He then embarked on a career in management that has seen him take charge of Wales, Blackburn, Manchester City and most recently Fulham.
While there is little chance of him replacing current Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas soon, the Welshman would like to manage the Stamford Bridge club one day.
“It would be very nice,” Hughes told Chelsea TV. “Chelsea is the club I have a very special affinity for. Obviously I had a fantastic time here as a player.
“As a manager you want to test yourself at the very top, so if in the future if it’s ever possible for me to work here then I would be absolutely delighted to because it’s an outstanding club.”
Hughes sparked dismay among most Fulham fans after walking out on the club after just one year in charge.
He spent little over a year at City before being replaced by Roberto Mancini and Hughes admits he now wants a club where he can build a legacy
“I had my reasons for leaving my last post and I just hope that I get an opportunity to get a job in which I can show a bit of longevity because that’s what I’m looking for,” Hughes added.