Next Game

Inverness v Falkirk

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 15:00

Scottish Cup Final

Celtic Park

Last Game

Celtic 5 - 0 Inverness

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 12:30

Scots Prem

Hughes named Inverness boss

Inverness Caledonian Thistle have appointed John Hughes as their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Last Updated: 04/12/13 at 13:23 Post Comment

John Hughes: Replaces Terry Butcher at Inverness

John Hughes: Replaces Terry Butcher at Inverness

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The former Celtic defender secured the position ahead of the likes of Alloa boss Paul Hartley and former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels after Terry Butcher left the club to move to Easter Road.

Hughes has been without a job since being sacked by Hartlepool at the end of last season.

The 49-year-old failed to keep Pools in League One after taking over when they were nine points adrift in November.

Hughes had instigated a revival and secured the manager of the month award in February following a seven-match unbeaten run, but his side then failed to score in eight games and were relegated despite a four-game undefeated finish to the season.

Hughes began his managerial career with Falkirk, taking them up to the top flight and keeping them there for four seasons, his final game a 1-0 Scottish Cup final defeat by Rangers in 2009.

He led Hibs to a European place in 2010 in his first and only full season but was sacked in the October of that year after a poor run of results stretching back from the previous campaign.

The Edinburgh-born manager will take on a side sitting second in the league and still competing in both cup competitions having won five consecutive matches.

His first game in charge will be at St Mirren Park on Saturday.

"I've got big shoes to fill in Terry Butcher," Hughes told Sky Sports News. "I've met the players and I've said that to them; it's business as usual.

"Terry and Maurice done a wonderful job at this club," added Hughes. "The position Inverness are in might have scared one or two people but it excites me.

"I feel I've got the experience and the personality to bring success to the club.

"I met the players yesterday and the spirit that's in that dressing room that Terry has built up is fantastic.

"I think they are proud of the fact of always having the underdog tag and that creates a siege mentality.

"If I can go and match the lofty heights that Terry Butcher did at this club, then I'm doing a right good job."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll he wants are sharks with frickin lazers on their heads. Is that too much to ask?

mufc phil
Bomb threat on FIFA D-day

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

Footer 365

Palestine FA withdraws motion to suspend Israel from FIFA

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has dropped its motion to suspend Israel from FIFA.

Bomb threat confirmed on FIFA election day in Zurich

A bomb threat and a political protest have disrupted FIFA's congress on the day Sepp Blatter's critics hope will signal his exit.

Jack Warner hits out at USA after being charged in corruption case

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has hit out at the United States after he was charged in a US corruption case.

Mail Box

Players Must Stand Up For Qatar Boycott

Players, not bureaucrats, hold the key to boycotting Qatar. Also in the afternoon mailbox: Wenger is right to rotate, Zlatan can dribble, and it's Barca v Ajax in the budget final...

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company