Stoke City set to announce Hughes

11. Money doesn’t buy you success / happiness / 3 pointsStoke are set to unveil Mark Hughes as the club’s new manager after talks between the two parties progressed rapidly.

Hughes has always been the hot favourite to succeed Tony Pulis at the Britannia Stadium but an announcement seems to be imminent and Hughes will be appointed barring any last minute hitches.

The news of Hughes’ imminent arrival has not gone down well with some sections of the Potters faithful following his failed spell with Queens Park Rangers, but his record before that has convinced Peter Coates that he is the man to take Stoke to the next level.

The Welshman worked wonders with Wales and Blackburn, while many believe he was harshly treated at Manchester City and would have guided them to success given more time.

Hughes also did a good job at Fulham and only once has one of his teams finished outside of the top 10, something that will have been noted by Coates and his board.

The finer points of the deal still have to be ironed out but Hughes could even be confirmed as boss by the end of the day.

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