Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We've not been a fan of Mark Hughes during his time at Man City.

He came across at times as arrogant and a bit if a bully in his dealings with things like the Joleon Lescott transfer.

It was fun to see the moneybags of City "struggle" and record draw after draw.

That said, his sacking on Saturday night was shocking.

He's moved the team forward. He's built a squad that will realistically take time to gel and the rewards could be seen next season, not this. In recent games, possibly defence apart, they were looking like they could be a strong force to be reckoned with and serious top four contenders.

There were always going to be rumours about his tenure but to be sacked just after securing a hard fought win and for his replacement to have been lined up to take over right away is a disgrace.

It's one of the things that's wrong with the game today. There's little patience. Instant rewards have to be seen for the huge financial investment these guys are putting in and that isn't always possible.

The pressure on huge must have been immense. You can only imagine how he must have felt on Saturday pre, during and post match.

It's no way to treat a human being never mind a football manager.

Who'd really want to manage in the top flight these days. It can only shorten their lives!


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