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Joey Barton hits out at "terrible manager" Mark Hughes

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Joey Barton hits out at former Stoke City boss Mark Hughes by describing him as "a terrible manager" and deeming him "awful" at Queens Park Rangers.

Joey Barton has criticised Mark Hughes by describing him as "a terrible manager" and "awful" at Queens Park Rangers.

The Welshman was sacked by Stoke City on Saturday following the 2-1 defeat at the hands of League Two side Coventry City in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Potters' shock defeat followed on from a poor run of form in the Premier League which has left the club in the relegation zone.

"I don't like Mark Hughes. I don't think he is a good manager," Barton told talkSPORT on Tuesday. "I've worked with him at QPR. He is a terrible manager. At QPR, he was awful.

"Hughes has made Stoke progressively worse. They got to a League Cup semi-final, which Bristol City have done from the Championship.

"I don't think he progressed Stoke. He increased the wage budget and he hasn't made them better."

Stoke finished ninth in the Premier League in each of Hughes's first three seasons in charge but ended the 2016-17 campaign in 13th place and have won only five of their 22 games this term.


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3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
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