Names don’t come much bigger than Mark Hughes when talking about Welsh football. The former Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich striker hasn’t had a managerial role since being sacked by Southampton back in 2018.
Hughes is actually from Wrexham, as he was born in the Ruabon area, which is a small village in the county borough of Wrexham. He has had notable jobs, such as the Wales national team post between 1999 and 2004, and his best managerial spell arguably came in his time at Blackburn Rovers between 2004 and 2008.
In four years at Ewood Park, Hughes managed to get Blackburn into the UEFA Cup in 2005/06 and even managed to oversee them getting to an FA Cup semi-final for the first time in 40 years in 2007, as well as getting to the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2006.
Since his time at Blackburn, Hughes has managed the likes of Manchester City, Fulham, QPR and Stoke City, of which he left the latter three in poor shape, with all three of them being sacked in the same season the 57-year-old was sacked.
It would be a major surprise to see someone with Hughes’ reputation drop down to the National League, however, there is a minor possibility it could happen with it being Hughes’ hometown club, but, he is likely to have turned down bigger roles than that at the Racecourse Ground since his departure from Southampton.
Hughes is priced at 4/1 to return to Wales to manage his hometown club.