John Hughes: Inverness CT manager hints at longer stay

Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager John Hughes
John Hughes watched Inverness CT's match at Motherwell from the stand due to a touchline ban

John Hughes expects to remain Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager "for a good few years" but has urged his chairman and agent to engage in discussions.

The 51-year-old is contracted until the end of the season and has been considering a new deal.

"It's not a problem," Hughes told BBC Scotland.

"One simple thing. They need to talk to each other. The chairman [Kenny Cameron] and my agent, Raymond Sparks, need to talk to each other."

Hughes has been in charge of the Highlanders for two years and guided the Premiership club to their first major trophy in last season's Scottish Cup final, when they beat Falkirk 2-1.

He was linked with Dundee United following Jackie McNamara's departure from Tannadice but Inverness rejected an approach from the Tangerines and Mixu Paatelainen was subsequently appointed by the Taysiders.

"When you want contracts to get done, you have to communicate," Hughes added.

"I've always been content at Inverness. It's been great for me. I enjoy it, I love working with this bunch of players and I'm quite sure once they get talking, it'll get done but they need to start talking.

"I don't know if there's been a lack of communication and not getting texts or messages but they need to start talking and hopefully that'll get done this week.

"If that is the case and everything's agreed then I'd like to think I'll be at Inverness for a good few years."