Friday, 30th July 2010

Mark Hughes has been officially confirmed as the new manager of Premier League side Fulham. The former Manchester City boss succeeds Roy Hodgson, who left earlier this summer to take charge at Liverpool.

Hughes arrives at Craven Cottage as the club’s clear second choice, as Fulham were engaged in a very public chase for the services of Ajax coach Martin Jol before the Dutchman eventually decided to stay in Amsterdam.

The Welshman has signed a two-year deal with Fulham and will also bring in his own backroom staff, raising question marks over the futures of Ray Lewington and Mike Kelly, both of whom could follow Hodgson to Anfield.

"I am joining on the back of two of the most successful seasons in the club’s history", Hughes said to the club’s official website. "I am confident that with some additions to the squad, hard work and commitment, we can move this club forward in the right direction."



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