Mark Hughes Set To Be Appointed As Fulham Boss

Chris Wright

29th, July 2010


By Chris Wright

Former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is all but set to be appointed as the new manager of Fulham, and could be unveiled at Craven Cottage as early as this afternoon after accepting chairman Mohamed Al Fayed‘s contract offer.

Fulham have been manager-less since Roy Hodgson left to take charge at Liverpool at the beginning of July and, despite a brief and ultimately fruitless flirtation with Ajax manager Martin Jol, have taken their time in choosing his successor.

Hughes has been out of work since leaving Eastlands last December after serving only 18 months at the helm.

A Chelsea legend in charge at the Cottage! Whatever next?

Sparky didn’t seem to be many Fulham fans’ first choice appointment, but after Jol lead the club on a merry dance up and down the garden path, it would appear that they are at least getting themselves a manager with a more decisive mindset.

So, the question goes out. Bearing in mind Jol’s apparently rudderless overtures, have Fulham made the right choice in snaffling up Mark Hughes from the unemployed void?

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  1. Ollie says:

    Better than Dave Jones, not as good as Martin Jol. But could have been a lot worse. A solid appointment.

  2. gaptooth says:

    I think Fulham will be tough to beat when they play the top teams , but may not get the results against their mid-table rivals – they will have a similar season to last and finish mid table based on the players they already have and the team spirit installed by hodgson

    Fulham are a proud team who deserve a committed manager – i think they have found that – and I think he will do everything in his capabilities to sustain them

    the only thing id be worried about is what happens in the next couple of years when the fans slowly but surely realize that the football they are playing is limited and that the managers tactical brain will never take them into the upper echelons of domestic football

    so i give it 2 yrs at the max before al fayad and co get bored of sparky and they will be back to where they were before.

    good luck to him tho

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