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# sparky - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Hughes signs three-year deal to remain Southampton manager

The former Manchester City boss will remain with the Saints having helped guide them to Premier League safety in 2017-18.

# sparky - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Southampton book Wembley semi-final date in Mark Hughes' first game as manager

Paul Cook and Wigan’s giantkilling fairytale has come to an end.

# sparky - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Southampton appoint Mark Hughes as their new manager

The ex-Saints striker has been handed the job until the end of the season.

# sparky - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

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Police call for restraint after a young puppy was killed with a hammer in Armagh

The PSNI has urged people to allow them investigate the matter.

# sparky - Friday 31 March, 2017

I'd go up against my own granny! - Hughes has no problem with Whelan-Allen clash

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has eased concerns about a falling-out between team-mates Glenn Whelan and Joe Allen.

# sparky - Sunday 26 February, 2017

From the England U18 squad with Cole and McManaman to becoming a LOI legend

Mark Rutherford reflects on a decorated career in Irish football.

# sparky - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Pulis phoned Shawcross to call him a loser, claims Hughes

The bitterness between the two clubs in the aftermath of the Saido Berahino transfer has taken a bizarre turn after the Baggies’ 1-0 win last weekend

# sparky - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

# sparky - Monday 30 September, 2013

Andrew Trimble gets his bear suit on in support of Ulster Rugby

Guess all the waterboy slots were taken.

# sparky - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Stoke appoint Mark Hughes as manager

The former Man City boss has signed a three-year deal at the Britannia Stadium.

# sparky - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Hughes ready to take the reins at Stoke - reports

Careful what you wish for, Stoke fans.

# sparky - Saturday 24 November, 2012

He's back! Barton ready for Ligue 1 debut

His team-mates say he has ‘fighting spirit’. Not half.

# sparky - Friday 16 November, 2012

Embattled: Hughes unmoved by QPR sack speculation

The former Man City boss insists the mass change in playing staff will soon pay dividends.

# sparky - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Am I bothered? Hughes unfazed by Redknapp speculation

His name was linked with the Irish job this week… but now the talk is off Harry Redknapp and QPR.

# sparky - Monday 10 September, 2012

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Is this what Irish blues sound like?

Little John Nee plays a rock’n'roll showman with the blues in Sparkplug – and we like it.

# sparky - Monday 9 January, 2012

Mark Hughes in talks with QPR

Sources close to the club suggest that owner Tony Fernandes will helm the contract negotiations.