Two years out of football has rejuvenated John Hughes' enthusiasm for the game, but also enhanced his philosophies about it.
His return to management with Livingston, with his old friend John Collins alongside him as director of football operations, is an opportunity to embark on a project.
It appeals to both men's sense of idealism, and their appointment, announced yesterday, seems a perfect combination of circumstances. Talk of administration still brings grimaces to the faces of Livingston officials.
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