A few select quotes from a BBC interview with his good pal Robbie Savage.
"I was over four years at Stoke which isn't the norm anymore. We used to look at European leagues and see their manager turnover and laugh at them. Unfortunately you are in the situation now that there's this focus that you have to be successful as soon as you walk in and it's not always possible.
"My time at Stoke I will always look back on with pride as to be able to last so long in a high-profile job shows the good job I did there."
He tells Robbie Savage's Premier League Breakfast: "There will always be blame attached and I've always said 'yes absolutely, somethings you'd do differently with hindsight'.
"But it's never really all the fault of the manager. Sometimes he is the glue holding things together. I still believe that if they had kept me on they would still be in the Premier League.
"I knew the squad, the players, weaknesses and we were in the transfer window around that time. I'd said to the board we need a bit of help here to get us over the line. They agreed to that on the Thursday and unfortunately I was sacked on the Saturday. It's never just one thing, a lot of factors come together like a perfect storm."
Hughes is fast becoming my most hated person in football now that Captain Racist is no longer on the scene.
Go on own up, who wrote the Fulham entry as a p1ss take?!
I feel like that guy from The Great British Bake Off who had his Baked Alaska removed from the fridge too early by another contestant. Our glorious little season was reduced to wet mush, cake mix and tears by Reading in the play-off semis. The late flurry into the play-offs was more of a dream than a serious expectation, and overall it’s still been a thoroughly enjoyable season.