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John Hughes (footballer born 1964)

John Hughes (footballer born 1964)
Hughes at an open training session staged at Easter Road, 9 August 2009.
Personal information
Full nameJohn Hughes
Date of birth9 September 1964(age 52)
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Height1.83 m (6 ft in)
Playing positionDefender

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John Hughes (born 9 September 1964 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional footballer. Hughes played primarily as a central defender for several clubs, including Falkirk, Celtic, Hibernian and Ayr United. Towards the end of his playing career, Hughes took on coaching responsibilities, and was appointed manager of Falkirk in 2003 (initially as co-manager with Owen Coyle). Hughes guided Falkirk to promotion to the Scottish Premier League and a Scottish Cup Final during his time in charge. Hughes left Falkirk to take up the managerial role at Hibernian in 2009, but left by mutual consent after just 16 months in charge.

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