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John Hughes reckons Russell Latapy will be box office at Inverness – after telling stadium staff the dugout duo were Hollywood stars George Clooney and Denzel Washington.

The two men are relishing their Highland reunion after Latapy checked in yesterday and finalised a two-and-a-half-year deal as Yogi’s No.2.

The double act – which was first formed at Falkirk – was already in full swing as the Trinidad and Tobago man was introduced to the squad with Hughes comparing the pair to a couple of film stars.

A club insider said: “Yogi was going around introducing Russell to staff and saying they were George Clooney and Denzel Washington.

“Yogi has a long-standing image of himself as a dead-ringer for Clooney but no one else sees it!

“It was all good fun and Russell will fit right in.”

The Caley Thistle gaffer is delighted to hand his old pal a starring role back in Scotland.

Hughes said: “I’m thrilled to bring Russell on board.

“He’s a shrewd operator who knows the game like the back of his hand. He’s a real technician but has no ego and is an excellent mixer so he’s the right fit for our club.

“He also has the expertise to offer individualised coaching to a few of our players to benefit their game.”

Latapy left a coaching role at Boavista to hook up with Hughes and is looking forward to life in the Highlands.

He said: “John and I have had a great relationship over the years and I’ve taken the decision to leave Portugal to link up with him again.

“Caley Thistle is a community club and I look forward to working with everyone to make an effective contribution.”