Mark Hughes's future as manager of Manchester City remains a hot topic and sources close to the club suggest there may be a twist to the saga – the offer of a new contract.
The Welshman, who has two years of his current deal to run, has been encouraged by feedback from the club's owners and is ready to make a long-term commitment.
Hughes said: ''I have heard about the possibility of a new contract and hope the owners come in to open talks. Right now, I have no doubt I will be given the opportunity to take the club forward."
This really would add something to the debate about whether or not Hughes is the right man for the job, would it not?