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Hughes comitted to Citizens
13 Aug 2008 - 08:09:33
Manager Mark Hughes has dismissed reports suggesting that he could be about to quit his Manchester City post a couple of months after taking charge at Eastlands.
Hughes was thought to be unhappy at the continuing problems surrounding City off the field, with doubts remaining about owner Thaksin Shinawatra's long-term future at the club.
However, Hughes responded by telling the club's official website: "There have been a lot of rumours flying around, but I am not going anywhere and I don't anticipate going anywhere.
"There is a job to do here and I am looking forward to it.
"There is speculation around the club and that has been prevalent since I joined the club, but from my own point of view I am very focused on what I am about and what I aim to achieve here and that means success on the pitch.
"Nothing whatsoever has changed in that respect and the football operation hasn't changed since I signed for the club.
"Nor has my relationship with Garry Cook and his team. We get on really well and continue to speak on a daily basis.
"I am the guy that makes the decisions in relation to the football and they make the decisions in relation to the running of the club."