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 Wales football news - September 2004.
FAW meeting
The Football Association of Wales Management Committee meet on Friday 24th September to discuss the first steps they will take in the appointment of the new Wales team manager. 

The meeting will be the first time the committee have meet since the triennial elections, and will mainly concentrate on the steps that will be taken in the appointment of a new manager. No immediate decision is expected. 

Tuesday, September 21st 2004.


Hughes goes    
Blackburn Rovers have named manager Mark Hughes as their new boss. A club statement said: "Blackburn Rovers Football Club announce that Mark Hughes has been appointed manager with immediate effect." 

The FAW today gave permission for Blackburn Rovers to talk to Mark Hughes with regard to their vacant manager’s position.

It is understood that should Blackburn Rovers appoint Hughes as manager in the next few weeks, he will be available to take of charge Wales against England and Poland in the forthcoming World Cup matches in October.

Wednesday, September 15th 2004.


Hughes confident
Manager Mark Hughes remains confident of Wales’ chances of qualifying for World Cup finals in Germany.

Hughes also insists he has no plans to turn his back on Wales after speculation linking him with the manager’s job at Blackburn. "I've no plans to leave the post, which is more than just a job to me,” said Hughes.

Hughes will announce the squad for the two matches in October next week in Cardiff.

"It's ridiculous to say the qualifying group is over because I remember as a player losing 5-1 in an opening World Cup qualifier and yet we took it to the last game in the group." – Mark Hughes.

Monday, September 13th 2004.




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