JOHN HUGHES is hoping that his CV will speak for itself as he looks for a route back into football.

The former Falkirk, Hibernian, Hartlepool and Inverness manager has been out of the game since an ill-fated spell at Raith Rovers in 2017, but after enjoying a sabbatical from the dugout, he says that the itch to get back on the training pitch has returned once more.

“I want to get back into the game now," Hughes said. "I’ve maybe been enjoying myself a wee bit too much, but I feel I still have plenty to offer.

“I don’t really play the game and I don’t have an agent, I just sort of see what is out there.

“I’ve been close to one or two things, and even if nothing comes for me, I can look back at what we have won and the people I have played with and worked with and be satisfied. It’s been fantastic. But I would like to get back in.

"I don’t know what people’s perception of me is, but the CV stands for itself. It’s football we’re playing, I don’t play route one football, I try to play total football, the hardest thing in the game.

“You speak to Ryan Christie or you speak to any of my former players, they will all say that about me.

“I can talk about the tactics and the coaching that I can offer because it’s provided success."