Dunne Now Likely To Stay At Eastlands

With the popular Mark Hughes being appointed as the new Manchester City manager, it wouldn’t surprise us if Richard Dunne decides to stay at City.


Richard Dunne
– will probably now stay at Man City

Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth, who were fighting it out for Dunne, have been told by the player, that the arrival of Mark Hughes as manager could tempt him to stay at Eastlands.

The 28-year-old had been strongly linked with a move to Spurs and Portsmouth this summer, and only last week he was reported to be all set for a £5M move to Fratton Park to join Harry Redknapp.

Yesterday’s confirmation of highly-rated Blackburn manager Mark Hughes’ appointment as Sven Eriksson’s successor, has Dunne reconsidering staying at City.

Dunne told the Manchester Evening News yesterday:

“It was disappointing that Sven had to leave, but in Mark Hughes we have got an exciting young manager who has done particularly well at Blackburn.”

Premier League experience does count for a lot and he has proved that he can mix it with the best over the last few seasons.”

“No team ever relished going to Ewood Park when he was in charge.” “They established themselves as a top-10 side and did well in the cups too.”

“I will have to wait and see now which way the club is going to go.” “There is certainly the need for some stability.”

“I know from speaking to players who have been in his side that he is a disciplined and highly-regarded coach, and that bodes well for the club,”

“I had a season with him at Goodison when I was just breaking into the side and he was always a great professional who made time to speak to people and give them advice, and he has taken to management really well.”

Richard Dunne is a player we would have liked Newcastle to go after with more purpose, but it certainly looks like he will be going nowhere now, since the appointment of Mark Hughes.

This will in itself be a good start for Mark at Manchester City, since we expect a lot of the other unsettled City players to be happy with yesterday’s appointment.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • ToonKing

    Jun 5, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #1

    good, let him stay.

  • Leo

    Jun 5, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    oh booohoooo can you tell that i am being sarcastic

  • Bill F

    Jun 5, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #3

    Ditto to both of the above comments. 1&2

  • John

    Jun 5, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Best news off the day so far….He’s shite

  • Obafan

    Jun 5, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Good news, we need better defenders than him. One thing we do need central defenders, so I hope we will get a few. Collocini and Campbell would do for me 😉 .

  • Davies

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Good. I don’t think he’s shite, he’s actually very good, we just don’t need him.

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #7

    davies- u think hes good but we dnt need him??????? u saying we dnt need a gd CB????

  • Gloryhunter

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Is this the same Richard Dunne that got knocked out by Ali?

  • Angryman the angry fantasist

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #9

    No. He’s peter reid’s bairn.

  • Spyro

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #10

    ugly f****r!

  • paul p

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #11

    he’s better than what we have like, but to be honest, we need alot better than that. metzelder from real madrid is a name i have heard us been linked with, that was a few weeks ago. hope there is some truth in that. we will see him in action over the weekend for germany

  • Oba

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Quality player, shame we can’t get him. In fairness though, Taylor and Faye is fine.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #13

    i know off subject but gs fan, there is sooo much news about us and arda today in the turkish press, is there anything new?

  • GSfan

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Oh hang on mate :p Just came home from my 4 hour exam. Will dig for some news about Arda now!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #15

    cheers mate, how it go?

  • GSfan

    Jun 5, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Meh, didn’t have enough time for the last question so I had to cut that one short. Still expecting something nice tho.

    Anyways, there’s nothing up about Arda today. There was just a statement the club released yesterday, but nothing whatsoever on him today.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 5, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #17

    there is quite abit on that fanatik by the looks of things, it says its dated form today, also that hurriyet and a few others.

    ah thats a shame, i sure you have done well enough though without the last question.

    adults weekend at butlins for me tommorow

  • GSfan

    Jun 5, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh right, just one little article there. It says Newcastle United have made a new bid, despite the club having announced that they have no intention to sell Arda whatsoever, according to Daily Mirror.

  • Bill F

    Jun 5, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #19

    GG7 I remember taking my son for a days outing to Butlins a few years back. God what a dump we couldn’t wait to get out. I beleive its gone a bit more upmarket now though, I hope so for your sake.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 5, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #20

    oh not the most reliable of resources. there was loads of talk of his representitives flying in for talks last night. cant really see that though, also alot has been said that we have already struck a deal

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 5, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #21

    its minehead one, its brilliant 32 of us going. adults weekend. we went last year and it was just full of welsh naked people whipping each other with belts. BLOODY WELSH

  • Bill F

    Jun 5, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #22

    GG7 did they take their own sheep or were they supplied. 😉

  • Leo

    Jun 5, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #23

    GG7 let us know what its like when ya come back though aye, im gna organise a holiday for the lads and probably end up going to tenerife again but if i hear its really good i might consider it…

    for a lads holiday you cant beat tenerife, especially as we book last minute and get allinclusive for the price it would be if you booked early.

    top dog for price cutting too haha

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 5, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Im going with a few of my mates to my villa in spin, well its my parents but we are going to live in it 🙂

  • scott9

    Jun 5, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #25

    this was the best signing we cud hav made wot a shame if this is true


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