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Skipper Not Surprised At Developments With Hughes

Skipper Not Surprised At Developments With Hughes

Blackburn Rovers skipper Ryan Nelsen believes is it no surprise at all that other clubs want Mark Hughes to manage them, with a move Chelsea, or more likely Manchester City almost certain.

Nelsen feels that it was inevitable that other clubs would want Hughes after the superb job that he has done since he arrived at Ewood Park, and although he fears for the worse now that he is being interviewed by Man City he is not giving up all hope that he will still be our manager next season.

Nelsen told BBC Radio Lancashire: "You fear the worst but it is only an interview and nothing's set in stone.

"But with what he's done at Blackburn it was always going to happen.

"What he's done for both me and Blackburn is incredible.

"He has made the players feel we could go even higher and that's why we were disappointed to come seventh in the Premier League.

"But there's a lot of bigger clubs who would have loved to finish that high, so we're looking to improve further next season. As far as I'm concerned there's still unfinished business here
."

Sparky looks a near certainty to take over at Man City with Chelsea looking like appointing AC Milan's Carlo Ancelotti but even if Sparky does leave Ewood God doesn't feel this necessarily has to mean a host of players following him.

The New Zealand International added: "We're all contracted to Blackburn, it's as simple as that. We all love coming into work and we all love playing for the club. So we're really happy at what we do.

"I can't talk for other players about what they might want to do in the future, but I certainly know on the last day of the season we were all happy
."

If only having a contract did mean something in this day and age God, it might mean something to him but personally I feel that should Sparky leave (and I'm almost resigned to it now) players will follow him, quite literally???


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Writer:Walker
Date:Tuesday June 3 2008
Time: 7:46PM

Comments

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At least we know God will not desert us should Sparky go!!!
Hughes Da Man
03/06/2008 19:48:00
0
send Sparky to SW6 we want him!
merlin
03/06/2008 19:50:00
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I wouldnt begrudge Hughes going to Chelsea Merlin, its the Man City move that rankles with me mate.
BomBom
03/06/2008 19:52:00
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Chelsea needs to hurry up and contact Sparky otherwise hes gonna end up at manchester city. I can only seeing him waiting out until 2moro night and if we dont approach him then thats the chance wasted.
CFC_Jay
03/06/2008 20:23:00
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BomBom i agree wholeheartedly with u mate, Chelsea u could understand as this shows ambition but City, my God even with £50m of laundered Thai money they still managed to finish below Rovers. They have an owner who without knowing him knows nothing about football and how to run a club! Hughes must have been promised a shed load of money cos City are a team in need of something massive as if he doesnt do well in his first yr then Hughes may ask Sven for advice! I just dont understand the City move although he has been with Rovers for 4yrs now and maybe wants a new challenge then fair enuff but City..........
Clint
04/06/2008 09:18:00
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God will def stay as the last two paragraphs indicate his happiness here. If Hughes leaves I feel that only Bentley will join him at Eastlands. The others will stay. Call me optimistic but thats what I feel.
MikeyGamst
04/06/2008 10:59:00
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I call you optimistic, MikeyGamst. I can only hope that the board bring in someone with the same ambition as Hughes, and take the club to the next level (regular qualification for Europe...maybe some silverware...). If the right manager is not found, then I fear a mass exodus.
Decimus Poole
04/06/2008 12:20:00
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It is crucial that we appoint the right man. The board got it right last time... keep the faith.
MikeyGamst
04/06/2008 13:21:00
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