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Played Under Ferguson At: Manchester United
Team(s) Managed: Wales, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City
Winning Percentage: 38.84
Mark Hughes' managerial career is essentially something of two halves.
Up until his appointment as manager at Manchester City, the former United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich player had led Wales during one of the more successful periods of the nation's recent history between 1999 and 2004, before performing a sterling job at Blackburn Rovers.
Indeed, his stint at Ewood Park is where Hughes truly formed his reputation, as he steered the club away from relegation and to its first FA Cup semi-final in more than 40 years in 2005, as well as sixth place in the Premier League in 2005-06 that saw qualification into the UEFA Cup.
In that time, Hughes displayed a knack for producing strong and robust teams that were rather physical and difficult to break down.
However, despite signing a number of high-profile players that still remain at Manchester City now, Hughes' inability to drive the aspirational club to the expected success damaged his stock, which has seen journeys to smaller clubs in Fulham, QPR and Stoke City follow.
His failures at Eastlands can be attributed to an apparent inability to command authority in the presence of big-name players, as well as a rather limited approach tactically.
It must be acknowledged that his time at Craven Cottage was positive, guiding the team to eighth place and the Europa League in his only season in charge, but his decision to leave the club in 2011 was the wrong one and was followed by a disastrous time at the helm of Queens Park Rangers.
Hughes is now attempting to repair his CV by taking on the task to somewhat transform Stoke City.