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.'
Article submitted courtesy of Vital Manchester City regular 'alphieblues'.
If you want to submit a front-page article then feel free to do so by clicking here or here to suggest a front-page poll.
Login to post a comment
Best of International Vital
Best of Vital Network
Vital Boxing - Date Set for Callum Smith WBSS Fight with Skoglund
Vital Boxing - Former Heavyweight Champ on the Comeback Trail
Vital F1 - Sympathy for Kvyat?
Recent Manchester City Articles
Highlights & Images: Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City
The very first Manchester derby to be played overseas didn't exactly bode well, especially if you are a Blue.
39th Game Abroad Not Yet On The Agenda
Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore has said that whilst he believes a 39th Premier League fixture list is still an option, it's not on the agenda just yet.
Stats: Manchester United v Manchester City
All the stats from Manchester United (2) vs (0) Manchester City, NRG Stadium, 21/07/17 - 03:00 BST Att: 67,401
First Overseas Manchester Derby Preview
Football is back - get in!
Archived VMC Articles
Current Poll (see more polls)
Recent Manchester City Results (view all)
Breaking League News
Vital Members League Table