Hughes Denies Interest in Bolton Job

  • October 04, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Andy Hughes admits that despite studying to become a coach, he won't be throwing his hat into the ring to become the next Bolton boss.

Hughes has been placed in temporary charge of Wanderers, alongside goalkeeping coach Lee Turner, following the club's decision to sack manager Dougie Freedman on Friday.

He oversaw a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bournemouth on Saturday and when quizzed about being a potential successor to Freedman, Hughes said he would be willing to remain in his position as professional development coach but is unlikely to be considered for the top job.

"I am employed by the football club and today it was a great honour to be asked to lead the team," Hughes told the club's official website.

"I was in the squad as a player on Friday then I got asked to help the club as an employee.

"I will do whatever is asked of me going forward and it has and will continue to be a very good experience.

"Whoever comes in here will be an extremely lucky man. If I was a high-class manager with this facility, the training ground, the academy, the town, the fans, I would be chomping at the bit to get the job.

"Not that I'm after the job. I'm just an old player coming to the end of my career. I'm learning to be a coach but it is a wonderful opportunity. If whoever comes in still wants my help still as a senior player then I'd be honoured to help."

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