Hughes - I want to manage Blues

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Mark Hughes has revealed he would like to manage former club Chelsea at some point in the future.

Former Blues striker eyes a long-term managerial post

Mark Hughes has revealed he would like to manage his former club, Chelsea, at some point in the future. The striker enjoyed a productive spell at Stamford Bridge towards the end the late 1990s. It was the genesis of Chelsea's emergence as a European and Premier League heavyweight, as they garnered the FA Cup, Cup Winners' Cup and League Cup.


Hughes has since gone on to form a career in management and has held the reins as the Wales national team boss, Blackburn and most recently Fulham. At present, Andre Villas-Boas is in the hot seat at Chelsea but former Blues warrior Hughes would like the chance to be one of the few people to have played and managed the West London club. Hughes told Chelsea TV: "It would be very nice. Chelsea is the club I have a very special affinity for.
"Obviously I had a fantastic time here as a player. As a manager you want to test yourself at the very top, so if in the future, if it's ever possible for me to work here, then I would be absolutely delighted to because it's an outstanding club." Hughes' tenure at Manchester City and Fulham both lasted just for one term and he is keen to assume a role that will give him the time to impart his ideas and for him to see them develop. "I had reasons for leaving my last post and I just hope that I can get an opportunity to get a job in which I can show a bit of longevity because that's what I'm looking for," he added.

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