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Hibernian boss dismisses Burnley link

Hibernian boss John Hughes is committed to the club after former Burnley boss Owen Coyle recommended him for the vacancy at Turf Moor. While the 45-year-old admits the Premier League is of interest to him, he has no plans to leave Hibs anytime soon.

"The English Premier League interests me, but not at this moment in time and I'm honest in that," he told Sky Sports News.

"I've worked ever so hard to get to Hibs. It's a club I hold close to my heart and I say to the fans I'm here for the next four or five years.

"To do that I've got to make sure I don't sit back and rest on my laurels. I need to get results and keep building that squad.

"So that's my message to the Hibs supporters. In football you can never say never, but I'm 100 per cent committed to the cause at Hibs."

Hughes admits Coyle is a good friend from their time at Falkirk and is not surprised that he impressed during his time at Burnley.

"He's a really good friend of mine. The two of us were at Falkirk together for six months. It's great to see him do well," he continued.

"He's full of enthusiasm, a clever boy, really astute and knows a player. He wants to see the game played in the right manner, no different from myself really.

"I'm quite happy up in Scotland and as I say I've got the best job in Scotland as far as I'm concerned. So why should I look elsewhere?"

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