“I never thought that distribution was one of his weaknesses”
Hughes said: “Having worked with Joe, I never thought that distribution was one of his weaknesses, but it’s all about opinions.
“From the outside, it seems the decision was made a long time ago and I’m sure they had discussions on all aspects of their team moving forward.
“It’s their problem, not mine and they need to deal with. It looks like a decision that’s been made weeks, maybe even months, prior to the season starting.”