Hughes to Everton would be ‘suicide’ claims Barton.
Controversial midfielder Joey Barton has warned Everton that they would be making a big mistake in hiring his former boss Mark Hughes, according to the Daily Mirror.
With David Moyes now confirmed as the new Manchester United boss, Everton are to begin seeking a replacement and the former Manchester City and Wales manager is just one name on a shortlist that also contains the likes of Roberto Martinez and Neil Lennon.
Hughes has already expressed an interest, having not worked since being dismissed of his role as QPR chief in November: “It’s obvious if one manager leaves there is an opportunity for other managers who are currently out of work, which includes myself,” he said.
“It (Everton) is a great club, a club I had the fortune to play for and I really enjoyed my time there.”
However, Marseille midfielder, Joey Barton, who is on loan at the club from QPR where Hughes brought him, has spoken out over how much of a bad idea he believes the appointment would be.
“Worried about what happens at EFC, if/when Moyes leaves. Mark Hughes would be suicide!” he said
“Everton would have been scrapping away near the foot of the table for last 11 years, had it not been for Moyes. He’s done a great job.”
Barton has played under Hughes at both Manchester City and QPR but the pair have always shared a rather tempestuous relationship.