Vote: Should Mark Hughes start next season as Manchester City manager?
Manchester City have spent over £125 million since Mark Hughes took over last summer but despite that huge investment, they need to win all six remaining league games to improve on last season’s points tally.
The Spoiler asked back in December whether Hughes was the right man to take City forward, to which only 31% said yes. Following last night’s UEFA Cup exit, it feels like an appropriate time to conduct another straw poll.
The positives of Hughes’ first season have been the respectable European run, the 3-0 win over Arsenal and the fact they have played some fantastic football at times. The biggest success story of an indifferent campaign however has been the emergence of Stephen Ireland, a player Hughes fought to keep in the summer, as arguably the player of the season.
The negatives are fairly obvious: City will almost certainly finish with a worse points haul than last season, they lost in both domestic cups to relegation-threatened lower league teams, they haven’t won a domestic away game since August and Hughes has reportedly struggled to handle his Brazilian stars.
So should he stay or should he go? Tell us with a vote and comment below: