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Cardiff boss Jones: Man City's Hughes was never interested in coaching

Cardiff City boss Dave Jones admits he's shocked by Mark Hughes' success as manager at Manchester City.

Jones signed the former Manchester United striker for Southampton and told BBC Sport: "When Sparky played for me, for me to attract him to Southampton was fantastic. He was a great servant for me, a great player, a fantastic pro but he didn't show any inclination that he was going to be or wanted to be a manager.

"He didn't stay behind, he didn't want to coach the kids. I didn't see him want to sit around the office and see what went on so in my time I didn't see that so it was unexpected when he went into management but he's done fantastic and I've got a lot of time for him because he did a fantastic job for me. Not just for what he did on the pitch but around the place where he showed the kids what a good professional he was.

"He came in, did his job and then he went home so what I'm saying is that I didn't see anything.

"Normally if you want to be a manager you are hanging around, you go on coaching courses so whether it just hit him later on and he just really fancied it."

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