Swede non-plussed with Hughes

Isaksson remains sure his future lies away from City

Isaksson: Clearly not impressed

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Andreas Isaksson has said Mark Hughes' appointment as Manchester City manager does not alter in any way his desire to quit Eastlands.

The Sweden goalkeeper is currently away with the national side preparing for Euro 2008, having earlier in the summer declared his intention to quit the club having been ousted as City's first choice.

Hughes' arrival in Manchester could see several players re-evaluate their City careers but Isaksson is not one of them.

"I want to leave the club. I said that before, and the arrival of Mark Hughes will make no difference," said Isaksson.

"I will not be fighting for my place or talking to the new manager about changing my mind."

Asked about Hughes' appointment, Isaksson said: "I don't really care. Hopefully, I won't be at the club next season."

Fulham linked

Media reports in Sweden and England have linked Isaksson with a move to Fulham but he said he had not spoken to any clubs and was focusing strictly on Euro 2008.

Despite his lack of Premier League starts last term at City, Isaksson is confident he will be Sweden's first choice for their opening Group D clash with European champions Greece on Tuesday.

"No, I do not think this will affect my selection," he said.

"I feel good and I am in good shape, everything has felt good in the games I have played this year and I have trained well. So I do not think this will be a problem."