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John Hughes’ future as Inverness boss in doubt over budget dispute

first_imgJohn Hughes’ future at Inverness CT is in doubt with the manager at odds with the club’s board over his player budget, STV understands.The former Falkirk and Hibernian boss, who led the club to third place and Scottish Cup glory in 2014/15, has been at loggerheads with the Highlanders’ hierarchy in recent times over cash for new players.The situation over Hughes’ position could become clearer in the next few days.Swindon striker Miles Storey, who has spent the past season on loan at the Caledonian Stadium, announced he was joining Aberdeen this summer with Inverness claiming they made the player “the best offer” they could. Meanwhile Inverness have secured Aaron Doran on a two-year deal with the option of a further year while midfielder Lewis Horner has signed on for another campaign with striker Alex Fisher earning a six-month extension. That development will do little to ease what appears to be an increasingly fractious relationship between Hughes and the Caley Jags board.In recent weeks Hughes has made a number of public comments expressing frustration at what he feels is a limited budget.Last month the board defended the amount of cash made available for the playing squad in 2015/16, claiming Hughes had benefited from the biggest budget in the club’s history.With no end to the dispute in sight, STV understands there’s now a major question mark over Hughes’ future.last_img

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