Hughes to stay on at City

Reports has suggested that Hughes could be axed this summer.

“I talked at length with him last night,” Hughes said. “The situation is as it always has been – we’re very clear with where we want to go with the club and what direction we are taking on and off the field.

“We are in tune with that we want to do but we are totally frustrated and bemused by the speculation.

“It’s come to a point where everyone has to understand that Mark Hughes will be the manager here next year. That has been made very clear to me.”

“There has been too much speculation about players and my future,” he added.

“It has made my job more difficult than it already is. I would like to think speculation about my future will be at a lesser level because it has been unhelpful.”