Hughes leaves Fulham
Mark Hughes has confirmed he has left Fulham.
The Welshman had been in charge of the west London outfit for just one season. His departure is bound to lead to speculation that Hughes will now take over the vacant manager's job at Barclays Premier League rivals Aston Villa.
Hughes said: "I would also like to take this opportunity to clarify that neither myself nor my representative have approached or have been approached by another club. This decision to leave Fulham has not been influenced by any outside party."
He added: "I hope the supporters and all those connected with the club will understand I wish to move on to further my experiences.
"I would like to thank the chairman, directors, players and fans of Fulham Football Club for their support over the last 12 months and wish them every success in the future. I believe my management team and I have done a good job and the club has a strong foundation from which they can go forward.
"I have especially enjoyed our excellent relationship with the chairman and chief executive (Alastair Mackintosh).
"I sincerely wish Fulham a successful campaign in the Europa League next season and for their continued progress on and off the field."
The Cottagers acknowledged the Cottagers' development under Hughes in a statement.
It read: "Fulham Football Club can confirm that Mark Hughes has provided notice, under the terms of his contract, to leave the club at the end of June.
"After discussions with Mark the club has agreed to accept this notice."