Hughes `flattered' by Bayern link

17 March 2011 04:30
Mark Hughes admitted it was "flattering" to be linked with the Bayern Munich job following reports he was their number one target to replace Louis van Gaal. But Hughes insisted he had no intention of quitting Fulham this summer as he was loving life at Craven Cottage. Hughes is reportedly top of a three-man shortlist to succeed Van Gaal - who was told last week his contract was not being renewed - and is up against Bayer Leverkusen's Jupp Heynckes and former Germany captain Matthias Sammer. "It's very flattering but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing at the moment," said the Cottagers boss, who played for Bayern on loan from Barcelona in the late 1980s. "Sometimes, when a job becomes vacant then people look around to see whether there are any connections in terms of past playing careers or whatever. "I think there's no more in it than that."

Source: PA