Craven Cottage boss quits.
Fulham manager Mark Hughes has resigned after less than a year in charge at Craven Cottage.
Hughes has been linked with the vacant job at Aston Villa, but it looks increasingly unlikely the Midlands club will move to appoint the Welshman.
The 47-year-old Hughes also denied that he had been approached by another club before he chose to quit at Fulham.
“As a young, ambitious manager I wish to move on to further my experiences,” he said.
“I believe my management team and I have done a good job and the club has a strong foundation from which they can go forward.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to clarify that neither myself nor my representative have approached or have been approached by another club.
“This decision to leave Fulham has not been influenced by any outside party.” (BBC Sport)
So Mark Hughes will definitely not be the next Aston Villa manager, or so say some sources, but one must wonder whether the Welshman has not already lined up a new job, after all why would he just up sticks from Craven Cottage for seemingly no reason.
Hughes is a very good manager who clearly has his sights on a post and it would be hugely unlikely that he would not have a post in mind.