Stoke City appoint Mark Hughes

Stoke City have today confirmed the expected arrival or Mark Hughes as the clubs new manager on a three-year contract replacing Tony Pulis.

The welshman has been out of work after being sacked by relegated Queens Park Rangers in November last year, leaving the club bottom of the Premier League.

In a press conference this morning, the 49-year old was heavily questioned by the media, with a number of Potters fans protesting his appointment:

"I acknowledge that I made a mistake in leaving Fulham, but coming here feels right,"

"I don't regret moving to QPR. A lot of managers have gone in there and found it difficult. It was tough, and mistakes were made. I made mistakes and other people made mistakes too.

"I have listened to what people have said about me as a manager and will use that as motivation to do well for Stoke."

"The set-up is absolutely outstanding and everything is in place to allow me to do the job that I want to do."

It will take time for Hughes to win over the fans at the Britannia, with his new side being installed in at 5/2 for relegation next season.

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