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Chelsea make Mark Hughes shock managerial target

Chelsea are believed to be looking into a shock move to make Stoke City boss Mark Hughes their new manager, according to The Guardian.

The Blues appointed Guus Hiddink on a short term basis following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal last year, but are still in the process of trying to find a long term appointment and are still considering their options.

And having weighed up several candidates, the report claims that Hughes has come under consideration after performing a stellar job at the Britannia Stadium over the past season-and-a-half.

Club chiefs are said to be worried about the lack of silverware on his CV, but the Welshman has apparently come under consideration by the Blues board several times before, having enjoyed a short spell as a player with the club towards the end of his career.

But with the likes of Diego Simeone, Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri still in the running, it would take something spectacular to see Hughes installed as manager.

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