Hughes unveiled as new City boss

Last updated : 05 June 2008 By Ben Collins

The former Wales and Blackburn manager was confirmed as Sven-Goran Eriksson's successor on Wednesday after signing a 3-year with the Blues.

The 44-year-old is a United legend after spending 13 successful years as a player at Old Trafford but has been pleased with his reception by City fans.

"I am absolutely delighted to be here," he told today's press conference. "I have already had some great support from the fans and I'm pleased with the positive reaction to the appointment.

"They will know from my experiences as a manager that my teams work extremely hard and are committed, but I am an advocate of attacking football.

"The players that have played for me week-in, week-out in the past are technical players that play the type of football that I want to be played. Hopefully the fans will see that very quickly in the teams that I will produce.

"It was made plain to me very, very quickly that there was a huge project here that I wanted to be part of," Hughes added. "It was a very easy decision for me. I am at a club that matches my ambitions."