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Mark Hughes: Stoke City's new manager

The new man in charge at Stoke Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
  • Leslie Mark Hughes
  • D.O.B: 01/11/1963
  • Born: Wrexham

Playing career:

Mark Hughes played 13 years of his career at Old Trafford. He had two spells at Manchester United, with the first between 1980 and 1986. He then joined Barcelona and Bayern Munich between 1986 and 1988, before going back to United in 1988. He didn't leave the Red Devils until 1995.

Hughes also represented the Welsh national team for 15 years, making 72 appearances and scoring 16 goals.

Other clubs he played for included Chelsea, Southampton, Everton and Blackburn Rovers.

Mark Hughes playing for Manchester United in 1984 Credit: Peter Robinson/EMPICS Sport

Trophies lifted as a player:

  • FA Cup
  • Football League Cup
  • FA Charity Shield
  • UEFA Cup Winners' CUp
  • UEFA Super Cup

Managerial career:

Mark Hughes began his coaching career with his national team in 1999.

In September 2004, he joined Blackburn Rovers, managing 188 games for the club. He took Rovers to three consecutive FA Cup semi-finals in his first three seasons as well as leading the club to a top six finish in his second. His career at Rovers ended in the summer of 2008 when he went on to join Manchester City.

Hughes took charge of 77 games for City, winning 36, drawing 16 and loosing 25. His managerial spell in Manchester came to an end just before Christmas in 2009 after being sacked.

After a few months off from managing, Hughes joined Fulham in the summer of 2010, totalling 43 games at Craven Cottage, taking the club to 8th in the league.

His last spell before joining Stoke today was at QPR where he was sacked in November last year after just 34 games in charge.

Hughes hasn't received any honours during his managerial career.

Hughes replaces Tony Pulis Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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