Hughes exit would have 'devastated' Rovers - Friedel

January 21, 2008
By Ravi Ubha - Archive
Kevin Keegan's abrupt return to Newcastle last week was good news for more than just the Geordie faithful, no doubt still rejoicing. Blackburn keeper Brad Friedel said losing Mark Hughes, at one time the bookies favourite to replace Sam Allardyce in the Northeast, would have left Rovers 'devastated' and hampered their quest to land a European, and perhaps even a Champions League spot. Instead, Hughes, frequently tipped to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford when the Scot steps down, ...

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