Mark Hughes named Blackburn coach

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Mark Hughes was unveiled as the new Blackburn coach on Thursday after being appointed by the Premier League club late on Wednesday night.

Mark Hughes named Blackburn coach

Blackburn:

Mark Hughes was unveiled as the new Blackburn coach on Thursday after being appointed by the Premier League club late on Wednesday night. The 40-year-old, apparently the club's unanimous choice to succeed Graeme Souness, has signed a three-year deal at Blackburn. After former manager Souness left Blackburn for Newcastle United, Hughes was said to be happy to remain in his current position as coach of the Welsh national side. But on Thursday, the Welshman admitted the chance to return to the Premiership as a manager was too good to ignore. Hughes' appointment has left Wales in the middle of a crucial World Cup qualifying campaign, without a coach. However, in the details of Hughes contract negotiations, Blackburn have allowed their new manager to remain in charge of Wales for the qualifiers against England and Poland in October. Hughes will then have his contract terminated by the Football Association of Wales after their home tie against Poland on October 13. (AP)



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