May 18 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Tottenham playmaker Clint Dempsey paid tribute to former manager Mark Hughes.
The pair met as Spurs beat QPR by two goals to one after an own goal from Alejandro Faurlin and a strike from Jermain Defoe cancelled out Bobby Zamora’s strike.
“He did a good job of treating everybody equally,” Dempsey explained.
“There were no favourites and that is what I liked about him as a ¬manager.”
The American also revealed that Hughes still had the ability as a striker.
He added: “We’d be doing shooting practice and he’d say ‘let me jump in real quick’ and he hits it in the top corner and you go ‘oh man, he still has it!’
“It was good to see that. He still had the hunger for the game. He also did a good job of treating everybody equally. It didn’t seem like there were favourites. That’s what I liked about him as a manager.
“He was a good guy. A great manager. We did really well with him.
“It was a good working environment and it was sad to see him go. I’m sure he’ll continue to achieve good things.”