Fulham have been set a dilemma. The club know that manager Mark Hughes could well be in demand this summer — and not least because it has emerged that his contract is only a one-year deal with an option for another year rather than the two-year contract that everyone thought he had signed when his arrival was announced last August.
I think he’ll be off. At Fulham the ceiling is almost always going to be 10th or so, with maybe a cup run. Elsewhere he can achieve so much more. Look at his playing career: United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich. He lowered himself slightly later on, but this is a man who aims high.
As Juliana Hatfield sang in “Forever Baby”, from the slightly twee but nevertheless endearing album of the same name:
I see the end of the road in his eyes
He sees a nice hotel in mine.
(Also contains the excellent: “I hold him like a loaded gun, I know he might go off with anyone”, which could also apply.)