Football: Hughes Has No Fear Of Fulham Axe

25 Dec

LONDON: Fulham manager Mark Hughes insisted on Friday that he has no fears of the axe falling should his struggling side lose to rock-bottom West Ham on Sunday.

Fulham are just one place above the Premier League relegation zone but Hughes, the former Manchester City and Wales manager, said that chairman Mohamed Al Fayed has not discussed the team's plight.

“I haven't spoken to the chairman this week. It hasn't been discussed with me,” said Hughes, who was appointed in July.

“We have no apprehension about the games ahead of us. There will be speculation, there always is. There is nothing I can do about it.

“I don't particularly feel under pressure. I've been through this before.

“People at the club understand the difficulties we have had this year and that the work we do is good work.

“At some point in the future we will turn our results into positive results and begin moving up the table.

“All I can do is make sure the team is in the best possible shape to take on top-quality opposition. It's very obvious where we are and the issues we have within the team.

“We aren't scoring enough goals due to the personnel missing. It's about making sure we are still working hard and doing the right things and wait for something to change.

“That has been the case in recent weeks where we needed a break to get our noses in front.”

– AFP/de

Channel News Asia


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