Some Stoke fans say Hughes out already…
Former Wales/Blackburn/QPR manager Mark Hughes has emerged as the front runner for the next manager at Stoke. As you’d expect this has not gone down well with some supporters, including one fan with a van showing ‘Hughes Out’ on it. Some people have too much time on their hands…
It does seem likely the job is Hughes’s to turn down and if he joins long time assistant Mark Bowen looks set to join him.
Hopefully he will have his Blackburn/Wales job hat on and not his QPR one!
It’s not cut and dried though as Roberto Martinez is leaving Wigan, presumably Everton bound but maybe Stoke will get a late bid in?
Likely any new manger will be installed by the end of the week ready for the start of June.
* Rory Delap has said he wants to play on and may return to one of his former clubs Carlisle.
* 19th June the new Premier League fixtures are published.
* Big Event at Britannia Stadium on Sunday June 2nd. Football match featuring former players Michael Duberry, Mark Stein, Steve Simonsen, Ian Clarkson, Dave Regis. Should be a good game although after you have to sit through the pop pap of JLS 🙂