In the business world, the dreaded vote of confidence is the type of assurance that can makes one’s heart sink to the floor. Because it only seems like it’s a matter of time before said business employee finds his butt out on the street.
For Man City boss Mark Hughes, that day might be coming soon enough; especially after chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak gave Hughes the dreade vote of confidence after watching his club fall once again.
Hughes has seen his side win only one of their last seven league games and they are only one point above the relegation zone.
But Al Mubarak, who was in attendance at the latest defeat on Sunday, says it is nonsense to suggest the former Blackburn Rovers boss’ job is under threat.
”We are calm and under control and we on the board have the highest regard for Mark,” he told the club’s website.
”I am personally committed to him as I am committed to the partnership between executive chairman Garry Cook, Mark and myself. This is a winning team that is going through a learning curve right now. (ESPNSoccernet)
“Calm and under control” are words best used to describe clubs with the names Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. City better be sounding the alarms at this point, because with the money the club is currently putting in for top talent, the quality sure as hell isn’t showing up on the pitch at the moment.
How many more losses can Hughes afford before he gets the boot? Is he the right manager for the job?