BBC revealed that Mark Hughes has taken over from Sven-Goran Eriksson as Manchester City boss. It emerged yesterday that Manchester City agreed a compensation package with Blackburn Rovers thought to be in the region of Ã‚Â£4.6 million, according to The Daily Mail. Today, it emerged that Mark Hughes signed a three year deal with Manchester City.
“He’s an outstanding manager who has achieved many things with Blackburn.” Said City owner Thaksin Shinawatra
“Mark was always the first choice of our new executive chairman, Garry Cook. Together they will make a great team. They will both prove to be excellent acquisitions, I’m sure.”
Hughes will have a tough job at City after Eriksson was dismissed after just one year at the club for poor results. The former England boss had lead his team – which barely avoided relegation in the season before he came – to ninth spot and clinched a place in next year’s UEFA Cup using the Fair Play league.
Hughes knows that he will have to improve on these results should he be willing to have a job come next summer and he also knows that the patience which was shown by the Blackburn board is now a thing of the past for the former Manchester United and Chelsea striker.
[Sources: BBC, The Daily Mail]
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