Former Celtic defender John Hughes considered for Premiership return

Former Celtic defender John Hughes is under serious consideration to become the next manager of Motherwell. Stevie Hammell was dismissed after the Steelmen were beaten away by Raith Rovers leaving a vacancy for the Fir Park club.

According to a report from the BBC, ex-Falkirk and Hibs boss Hughes is being considered along with James McPake. Hughes was recently in charge of Dunfermline but left after they were relegated to League One and he was replaced by McPake. However, his last Premiership appointment with Ross County proved that he might be able to carve out an opening as a survival specialist.

Hughes was signed by Tommy Burns in 1995 for £380k and despite only spending a year in Glasgow’s East End, Hughes certainly made an impression working hard and battling for everything. The Edinburgh-born defender would move to Hibs for £250k. Hughes’ finest moment in a Celtic jersey came as he netted the equaliser in a game against Rangers at Ibrox. Yogi left having made 42 appearances and scoring twice.

It will be interesting to see whether he makes a return to the Premiership with Motherwell as they try to avoid relegation in what promises to be an exciting conclusion to the season.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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