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Hughes: I was too hasty in leaving Fulham managerial post

With hindsight former Fulham boss Mark Hughes accepts he probably made a mistake leaving the club. Hughes, who is preparing to return to Craven Cottage with Stoke this weekend, said: "I left under something of a cloud.

"At the time I made the decision to leave because, given what I knew and what I thought was going to happen in the future, I couldn't commit to a new contract.

"I made the decision to leave but, with hindsight, it was probably the wrong decision.

"When I was there I had a few doubts over what kind of investment would be made available to strengthen the team. I interpreted that as maybe the club didn't want to keep on progressing.

"Obviously, almost immediately after I left they started investing in good players and spending some money, so I probably got that wrong."

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