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Boss dismisses media speculation

  • 12 August 2008 19:30
  • Posted byTim Oscroft

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has totally dismissed suggestions circulating in the media that he is going to leave the club.

“There have been a lot of rumours flying around but I am not going anywhere," he declares, "and I don’t anticipate going anywhere.

There is a job to do here and I am looking forward to it.

Mark Hughes

Hughes is also adamant that he is fully focussed on football matter, with the start of the Barclays Premier League season at Villa Park on Sunday, which is preceded by the vital UEFA Cup tie with FC Midtjylland on Thursday.

“There is speculation around the club and that has been prevalent since I joined the club but from my own point of view I am very focussed on what I am about and what I aim to achieve here and that means success on the pitch,” he says.

“Nothing whatsoever has changed in that respect and the football operation hasn’t changed since I signed for the club. Nor has my relationship with Garry Cook and his team. We get on really well and continue to speak on a daily basis.

“I am the guy that makes the decisions in relation to the football, and they make the decisions in relation to the running of the club."

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