Hughes to quit after Rovers release
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Manchester United and Chelsea star was out of contract in the summer and he has been told he will not be offered a new one at Ewood Park.
Should Hughes not be offered a deal by any other interested clubs he admitted he may hang up boots after 22-years playing.
"At the moment I do not have a playing contract and there is nothing on the table from other clubs," said Hughes.
"I'm not hopeful. In the current climate I can't see there being a place for a 38-year-old greying midfielder-cum-striker.
"I can't bring myself to say I have retired because I know there is still more football in me. I don't wake up in the mornings full of aches and pains and I know I can still play.
"Maybe there is something out there for me, but I'm not hopeful."
Hughes, who is preparing for Wales' game with Germany on Tuesday, admitted that despite accusations that he was part-time coach of Wales he always saw his job as full time.
"That's what it has been called, but I have frankly been full-time in my own eyes, that is the professional way I have approached it.
"If nothing comes along on the playing front, I suppose people will say that I am going to be full-time as Wales boss. But it's just labels to me.
"At the moment I would not be interested in a player-managers' job lower down the leagues."