It appeared Dunne would be leaving Eastlands during the summer, having stalled over contract talks amid the rancour which accompanied Sven-Goran Eriksson´s dismissal.
But the appointment of Hughes helped placate the Irishman, who subsequently signed a new deal, and with battles to be won on the domestic and European fronts, the Blues chief can see no reason to alter Dunne´s position as leader. "It was important for me to understand Richard´s position when I arrived here and get it resolved and now everyone is happy," Hughes told the Manchester Evening News.
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