Date: 26th October 2007 at 11:42am
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Mark Hughes has moved to distance himself from the managerial vacancy at Tottenham.

The Blackburn boss has been installed by bookmakers as second favourite for the role dramatically vacated by Martin Jol on Thursday night.

Hughes, speaking to Sky Sports, said: ‘I’ve seen my name a couple of times linked with it but I just view that as a reflection on the job myself and the staff are doing here, and the players are doing.’

He added: ‘My interest is solely in Blackburn Rovers.’

Hughes believes Spurs have already decided on their next manager, with Sevilla boss Juande Ramos reportedly their top target.

‘I would suggest any appointment that’s to be made is obviously in place,’ Hughes said.

Ironically, Blackburn’s next game is at White Hart Lane on Sunday, and Hughes acknowledged the speculation was poorly timed from his point of view.

‘It’s an inconvenience when you’re going up against the team that you’re supposedly linked with,’ he said.

‘You can do without that.’

Hughes believes Jol paid the price for Spurs’ poor start to the season, which yielded just one Barclays Premier League win from 10 games.

‘That’s probably at the bottom of the reason why they felt they needed to make a change,’ Hughes said.

‘We’re in a results business and I’m sure that Martin, if he was honest, would be disappointed with the return that they’ve been able to have given the games that they’ve played.’

Mikey’s Thoughts

In fairness I am sure Blackburn fans will be relived to hear that Hughes has tried to move specualtion away from himself. I am sure every Blackburn would be gutted if Hughes had left.

He will do one day, but it is unlikely to be soon.

 

11 Replies to “Sparky Dismisses Spurs Job”

  • I was sectretly hoping that he would say something sooner rather than later…. hope this ends the specualtion. We dont need this as Rovers fans as we have got of to a good start!

  • Where in that did he actually say he ‘wouldn’t/dosn’t want to’ go to Spurs. From reading it i think he’s being economically loyal to his club while not ruling out an approach should one be made. I don’t think we’ll offer it to him though.

  • Sorry giys! Thought this was the spurs site. I like Hughes but don’t want him at Tottenham. Good luck for Sunday – although i doubt you’ll need it! ; )

  • I’m thinking having read that most of our guys will be feeling a lot more settled cheddar green!!! and this is def not the Spurs site!!! we’re the little club remember???? lol

  • Mikey, you scamp, you beat me too it! This is encouraging to hear and a relief. I didn’t think he would go anyway but it si nice to hear him distance himself from it. Sunday’s game is going to be very hard to predict I fancy!

  • his line my sole interest is with blackburn for me says its not united i dont care to me! i would be confident and sparky would be the worst appointment i wonder if fazu has seen the table lately idiot!

  • worst appointmeny??? if he is good enough for Man U in a few years time he is certainly good enough for you now… shows how little some people know.

  • I’m prepared for Sparky to go if Man Utd come calling… but then he’d be a fool not to go. Hopefully by then we’ll have a secure team and can keep the rest of the management staff to keep us going places

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