Where is Michael Hughes now?
Arguably one of the most gifted and natural footballers produced by Northern Ireland in the last two decades, Michael Hughes retired from playing professionally in 2008 after a season at Coventry City.
In retirement, Hughes went onto pursue a career in coaching and joined non-league side St Neots Town in 2009 working as assistant to his former Northern Ireland international team mate Steve Lomas.
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Returning to Northern Ireland in 2010, Hughes hooked up with his former side Carrick Rangers to get experience of the board level and financial side of a club which was part of the Pro-Licence qualification that he was studying for over there.
He subsequently got the bug and invested in the club making him a majority shareholder and co-owner.
In late 2011, after the sacking of manager Stephen Small, Hughes took over the manager’s reigns on what was supposed to be a temporary basis.
He ended up staying as manager until September 2013 when he had to resign from his post due to his other commitments in and outside of football.
Hughes has been working tirelessly to drive the club forward and they have made many recent improvements including the formation of the Michael Hughes Academy which has teams from under 7’s to under 17’s.
Michael Hughes: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Wimbledon|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com