Mark Hughes sacked by Stoke City

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Mark Hughes has been sacked as Stoke City manager following their defeat to League Two Coventry City.

Hughes had led the Potters to five defeats in the last seven Premier League matches before losing 2-1 in the FA Cup this afternoon

Stoke fans had called for Hughes to be sacked during the match and the 54-year-old leaves with the club in the Premier League relegation zone.

“Stoke City can confirm that the contract of manager Mark Hughes has been terminated with immediate effect,” the club said in a statement.

“We would like to thank Mark for all he has achieved for the Club over the last four and a half years, notably in guiding us to three successive ninth places finishes in the Premier League, and we wish him every success for the future.

“The Club will look to appoint a new manager as soon as possible and will be making no further comment at this time.”

Hughes joined Stoke in 2013 and was the fourth-longest serving manager in the Premier League.

Cover Photo: Britannia Stadium by John Lord used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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