Fulham To Name Mark Hughes as New Boss in 48 Hours

Yep, its Mark Hughes with a golf ‘club’.

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NEWPORT, WALES - JUNE 03:  Manchester City Manager Mark Hughes in action during the pro-am for the Celtic Manor Wales Open on the 2010 Course at The Celtic Manor Resort on June 3, 2009 in Newport, Wales.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Fulham have reached an agreement with Mark Hughes for him to become their new manager, BBC Sport understands.
The Craven Cottage club said on Thursday that they expect to name their new boss within the next 48 hours.
Former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Hughes, 46, has been out of work since being sacked as Manchester City manager in December 2009.
The Welshman will replace Roy Hodgson, who left Fulham earlier this month to take charge at Liverpool.
Fulham had wanted to recruit Ajax coach Martin Jol but were forced to look elsewhere when the Dutch club refused to let the former Tottenham manager leave.

Hughes began his managerial career with Wales in 1999, taking them to the brink of qualification for Euro 2004, only to denied by a play-off loss to Russia.
In 2004, he took the helm at Blackburn and guided them to an FA Cup semi-final and also a place in the Uefa Cup. (BBC Sport)

This would in my view be a very good appointment and one who would be vastly superior to Sven “show me the money” Goran Eriksson. Mark Hughes has a pretty good track record and was very unfairly sacked by Manchester City so he must be itching to prove any doubters wrong. Expect a myriad of stories linking Eastlands players to Craven Cottage, some of which we will of course run ourselves.

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