City parted company with Sven-Goran Eriksson on Monday and were immediately given permission to talk to Blackburn manager Hughes, 44, with a compensation package agreed the following day.
City´s new chief executive, Garry Cook, told www.mcfc.co.uk: "I am delighted to welcome Mark on board. In our view he is the brightest young manager in the game and he was our number one target for the manager´s job."
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