The latest addition to Crystal Palace’s coaching staff has admitted to being “blown away” by the chance to join a club of our size.
Andy Hughes, who played under Alan Pardew in part of a 600 game career as a professional has moved to South London to assist the Eagles’ gaffer in first-team affairs, and he certainly seems to be excited by the opportunity if his words above are anything to go by.
Previously on the coaching staff at Rotherham, Hughes left the Millers in February, linking up with Pardew soon after. Having previously spent time with our South London neighbours Charlton, he seems to be a man with a stellar reputation across the game.
After welcoming the likes of Mark Bright, John Salako, Richard Shaw and Andy Johnson back to the club in an official capacity over the last couple of years, it’s refreshing to see an entirely new face brought into the back-room team, with the hope of him offering some fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the players, given their tricky run in 2016 to date.
It’s always nice to hear of players and coaches who are genuinely humbled at being given the chance to impress at Selhurst Park and as the quotes attached at the top of the article prove, Hughes is clearly over the moon to have made the switch, given the club’s stature.
Let’s hope he and the football club enjoy a long and fruitful partnership together.