"I've come in here and been able to make an impact", Hughes told reporters after Gabriel Jesus stole the points in the 94th minute.
The Portuguese, appointed at the end of December with the Swans in real trouble, was unable to achieve his task of keeping them in the top flight as relegation was confirmed on Sunday. The say couldn't be said for the neutral who enjoys a riveting title race.
Pep Guardiola reacted to the team's 106th league goal of the season by leaping out of his seat in the dugout and punching the air. "We knew it was impossible to stay up. We are really looking forward to seeing him develop at City over the coming years". As early as November, the league title was never in doubt.
"It's a good club, I'm a professional football manager - I would love the opportunity".
The Portuguese's calling card has been to win leagues wherever he has managed, but even Mourinho has tempered expectations that the gap to City can be breached in one season.
"One hundred points is a lot - 50 points at home, 50 points away". We have done that all season. "We are going to try".
However, Mourinho also has to get more out of the marquee signings of his reign in Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.
However, once that bounce wore off, a lack of firepower cost Carvalhal's men as they finished the season with fewer goals than anyone bar Huddersfield.
West Brom have finished bottom of the top-flight for a record 10th season and for the second time in the Premier League era (also 2008-09).
Liverpool ended up in fourth place for the second straight season.
However, with Russian oligarch owner Roman Abramovich no longer able to simply outspend the competition, Chelsea are at a crossroads.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea won the EPL golden glove this season, with the Spaniard receiving the award ahead of the match.