What Mark Hughes said on being new Wales manager:
to do it my way
Ive been lucky to work
with some great managers."
cant help but learn from people like Ron
Atkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Terry Venables,
Glenn Hoddle and Ruud Gullitt."
been some of the top managers of recent times.
But any manager has to put his own ideas into
got a good idea of how I want the game played,
and what you have to do to be successful.
Mark Hughes also
added that he hoped the players would back his
appointment for the final two Euro 2000
qualifier's against Belarus in September and at
home to Switzerland on October 9.
"All I will
be asking from the players is their support and
been called Sparky for 15 years, so I
cant see that changing.
know whether the players will call me
What Mark Hughes
said on his playing career:
moment I haven't given any thought to stopping
playing for Wales"
"I guess it
will be up to me to decide whether I deserve a
manager Dave Jones said:
will do all I can to help Mark handle this
knew he had a good chance of it, but his priority
at the moment must be Southampton."
will sit down with him and do my very best to
make it easy for him to do both jobs."
will have discussions about how he can combine
the two. As for his credentials, I believe he is
excellent managerial material.
What Terry Yorath
is very big in Welsh football, and very big in
has great experience and its a good
appointment in as much as hes got the name
and the respect."
Im not certain that they (the FAW)
havent done it in panic with Terry Venables
having not got the nod."
they thinking that they had to do
What 1958 World Cup
squad member Cliff Jones said:
"I think it's
Mark will take the commitment and passion he has
for the game into management."
"He's a very
skillful player, one of the greats of Welsh
football and I'm sure players will recognise that
and latch onto it."
What former Welsh
captain Barry Horne said:
a baptism of fire - to cut your teeth with
international players is a test for the
Mark is one of the best players that Wales have
ever produced. For the last 10-12 years he's been
right up there."
have the respect of all the players. And knowing
Mark as I do I'm sure of he takes the same
determination and will to win into his managerial
career that he has when he's playing, it'll stand
him in good stead."
easy to forget, but he has worked with some of
the best coaches."
worked with Venables, he's worked with Alex
Ferguson. He's played alongside some of the
greats at Chelsea, so if he uses just half of
that knowledge he'll be right up there."
Mark Hughes - player profile.
August 5th 1999.