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Dickov To Link Up With Sparky?

I was reading an interesting article in Thursdays Blackpool Gazette on the future of Paul Dickov and was heartened by some of his comments about Mark Hughes.

It had been thought that the 35-year-old, who won 10 caps with Scotland, was one of several players to leave Manchester City in an end of season exodus -but he could end up staying now Hughes has taken over.

Dickov is a big admirer of Hughes - and vice versa. He has backed Hughes to be a big success on taking over from Eriksson.

Dickov played under Hughes at Blackburn for two seasons and reckons the 44-year-old to be the best manager he has encountered in his near 20-year career.

Moreover, Dickov insists that Hughes will not let his United roots get in the way of making City a top six side - quite the opposite.

'He is the best that I have played under,' said Dickov, who started 50 games under Hughes at Rovers scoring 14 Premier League goals.

'His training and that of his coaching staff is different class and he commands great respect from players.'

'During my spell at Blackburn I was the fittest I have ever been. Hughesie has a great rapport with his squad, but he doesn't make allowances or do apologies.'

'The man is a born winner and he likes things done a certain way and expects players to buy into that philosophy.'


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Date:Friday June 6 2008

Time: 5:18PM

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Alphie, I quite agree, Sven & SP were both impressed with the way that Dickov trained. I think he made no secret that when he finished playing that he would like a move into coaching and he would be a role model for our youngsters. Yes I hope that Hughes can find a place for him.
Buzz Lightyear
And he loves the club. It's a shame things didn't go well for him on his return to the club, as he had turned down a new contract with Blackburn to re-sign, stating that City were the only club he'd leave Rovers for & that he would crawl over broken glass to 'come home'. Find him a job Sparky, it's not only the youngsters who could learn a thing or two from Dicky about attitude!
Ghost of 76
great guy is dickov he would run through a wall for his team!!
durks de rover
if im honest i predict disaster for your club and that hughes will suffer a similar fate to Alladyce!
villavillavilla
Glad you are not being honest villavillavilla you are so wide of the mark. I don't think you have any idea of the commitment of the new regime.
alphieblues
If I'm honest villavillavilla, we don't give a toss what you predict! Ypu should be worrying about your own team & Randy's more hand-on approach!
Ghost of 76
They are both very similar personalities when they are on the pitch. Give 100% and dirty!!!!
dazza71
Dickov was a scrapper but did a good job
FreidelNo.1
 

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