I think this throws up a plethora of questions. Firstly, why has the club under the pretences of the Derby Way sold it's two home grown jewels in the last two years to fuel a transfer policy dictated by managers who last only months. This is a damning indictment on the short termism of this club. In my opinion we have not shot ourselves in the foot, but the head. With such short term attitudes how can we expect to see another Hughes when there is so much unrealistic expectation upon every manager.
Secondly, does this not undermine the legitimacy of FFP in regards to competitivity. In a time where relegated clubs gain infitely more revenue than existing championship clubs how can there be a break upon the monopoly of such clubs coming down. The advantage they have in revenue to offset FFP means they have to be run like Villa in order to not challenge. It's a rigged race, and it's not getting fairer. FFP had lofty aims, it has ultimately acted as a huge barrier to entry. If a club is run well, when what right do a league have to reduce its potential spending power when compared to these quickly assembled behemoths. If Hughes is to be sold in order to placate FFP requirements then shame on those who created them as it is a petard to competition.
Lastly I'll just miss his elegance, his wit and imagination. What a shame it has come to this. We should have been his Watford.