Archive for Gary Rowett

Nathan Jones named new Stoke City manager

Posted in Championship, Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on January 9, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Official club statement can be read here

He certainly faces a tough task with some under performing players and how he handles the likes of Moritz Baeur, who was made an outcast by previous manager Gary Rowett, and fan favorite Bojan. He has worked wonders at Luton Town though and here’s hoping he can help turn around our club’s fortunes.

A good statement of intent from him –
“I believe I am an appointment for the long-term here, I want to win games and I want to instil a culture and a philosophy that people are going to really get behind and be proud of.”

Gary Rowett sacked by Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, News, Stoke City, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on January 8, 2019 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The club released a brief statement which can be read here.

Rory Delap, Andy Quy and Kevin Russell take temporary charge until a new manager is announced.

Stoke City backroom team – Rory Delap is back!

Posted in Championship, Football, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Great to see Rory Delap back at Stoke as part of Gary Rowett’s backroom team. Joining Delap are Kevin Phillips, Callum Davidson, Mark Sale, Dave Carolan and Joe Carnall.

Phillips, Davidson, Delap and Sale will operate as first team coaches, with Phillips, Davidson and Delap working specifically with strikers, midfielders and defenders respectively. Carolan is Head of Performance and Carnall Head of Tactical Insights. Andy Quy will continue in his role as goalkeeping coach.

Joe Allen signs new four year contract

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Great news to see Joe Allen sign a new four year contract. The sort of player and attitude we need in the coming season, with hopefully Jack Butland staying on at least for next season as there has not been any confirmed interest in him as yet from other clubs.

Gary Rowett’s backroom staff should start to be confirmed shortly with current U18’s coach at Derby and Stoke favourite Rory Delap set to join the staff. Goalkeeping coach Andy Quy will remain in post. Callum Davidson, currently assistant boss at St Johnstone, is also set to join the backroom team.

Another pre-season friendly has been announced, away at Walsall on Saturday July 14th.

Etebo signs for Stoke City

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , on June 12, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Gary Rowett’s first signing is Nigerian international Oghenekaro Peter Etebo who has signed a five-year contract. He joins from Portuguese side Feirense for €7.2million. He looks very pacey and a good addition to our midfield.

Summer transfers 2018 –


Oghenekaro Peter Etebo (Feirense)

Stephen Ireland – released

Glen Johnson – released

Jese Rodriguez – loan finished

Kostas Stafylidis – loan finished

Kevin Wimmer – Hannover 96 (season long loan with option to make permanent at the end of the season)

Kurt Zouma – loan finished

Stoke City name Gary Rowett as the new manager

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Stoke City have announced Gary Rowett as our new manager on a three year deal. He was previously at Derby who recently lost in the Championship play-off semi-final to Fulham. He has had previous managerial spells at Birmingham and Burton Albion.

Speaking to the club website Gary said –

“I am sure I will speak to some players over the next few days and few weeks to ascertain which of them are prepared to come back and put their bodies on the line to effectively get success for this Club.”

Rowett admitted that he was impressed that a number of the playing squad had already signalled their intent to help the Club rebuild on the back of a disappointing campaign which ended the Potters’ 10-year stay in the top-flight.

“It just shows how good this Club is firstly, but it also signals what sort of characters those guys are,” he added.

“That is what you want in these sort of situations – to keep players of genuine Premier League quality, providing they have a Premier League mentality.

No news on his backroom team yet although former player Rory Delap currently manages the Derby U23’s and he would be warmly welcomes back by Stoke fans should he join Gary Rowett’s staff.

Moritz Bauer (one of the players who has stated his desire to stay and help the club back up) and Kevin Wimmer (a player we could do without next season!), have both been called into Austria’s squad for three international friendlies. Wimmer is being linked with a season long loan move to Hannover 96.

Geoff Cameron could be on his way back to his native US to play in the MLS league. It will depend on what the new boss Gary Rowett sees as Cameron’s role in the coming season.

Already we are being linked with players and one is Notts Forest’s Eric Lichaj according to HITC.

Gary Rowett emerges as leading contender for the Stoke job

Posted in Championship, Football, football transfers, News, Stoke City FC with tags , , , , , , , on May 21, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Derby County boss Gary Rowett has emerged at the front of the list for next Stoke manager. Despite Derby losing in the play-offs he is being tipped by the betting and the Daily Mirror’s football correspondent. John Percy at the Telegraph reports that Stoke hope to agree compensation with Derby within ‘the next 48 hrs’. Derby would want more compensation now as Rowett signed a new contract in January after rumours Stoke wanted him to replace Mark Hughes.

Mick McCarthy has expressed interest in the job via his representatives and he could yet be in the frame. A lot depends on who Peter and John Coates decide is best placed to try and get us promoted at the first attempt.

Elsewhere former players Dean Whitehaed and Clint Hill both announced they are retiring from football, whilst Steve Sidwell has left Brighton. The Telegraph has also reported that the club have told Stephen Ireland via email that his contract won’t be renewed, although there is nothing on the official website as yet. The club have yet to announce their retained players list.