... what was the main reason? There was a point actually when Bruce was going and these two were mentioned - I do admit it - that Hughes probably edged it for me. The only reason was because I thought he'd put together a better squad and more willing to go outside of the English league system, which I personally think is key to assembling the best possible squad. When we got Martin though I was very happy and still am, but I do think we'd have a few cool names in by now had Mark Hughes been manager... Still plenty of time to get players in and in Martin we've most likely have the better motivator of the two. This isn't getting on O'Neill's back at all as that'd be beyond stupid; just wondering how many prefered Hughes at the time and if so - why? I expect a few 'dear me' and the such from those who don't want to understand my simple question or find the timing of the question... 'inappropriate' ...... And no, I wouldn't have Hughes before O'Neill today.