Blackburn boss Hughes: I want Mourinho to stay in English football

    Hughes said: “I would like to see Jose stay in English football.

    “He’s been great for everybody – the football side and the media side.

    “We need personalities like him.

    “All the speculation about me is an irritation, especially going into a big semi-final.

    “He has always respected what we try and do here and always appreciated that we are working on a different set of circumstances than he is.

    “He mentioned me at the League Managers dinner when he was presented with his trophy – me and Paul Jewell. Nice touch.”