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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.”

New Stoke manager hunt is on

Posted in Football, News, Stoke City FC, The Premiership with tags , , , , , , on January 8, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Eddie Niedzwiecki takes charge as caretaker manager until a permanent replacement is appointed.

Current names being linked include current Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill (with presumably Roy Keane) until the summer as a short-term fix. Derby’s Gary Rowett is another leading candidate although would hinge if he wants to leave and how much Derby wanted as compensation. Former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is popping up on a few bookies shortlists, as is Ryan Giggs – although he is unlikely due to lack of managerial experience.

Former Norwich/Swansea boss Paul Lambert has put himself forward as a short term appointment until the summer and former player Graham Potter, making waves in Sweden, is another rumoured to be interested in the job.