- Stoke City have sacked Mark Hughes as their manager
- The Welshman was sacked on Saturday night, January 6, 2018
- He was sacked following the club's defeat in the FA Cup against Coventry City
Welsh football manager Mark Hughes has been sacked as the coach of Premier League club Stoke City following the club's shock exit in the 2018 FA Cup.
Stoke City were on Saturday, January 6 defeated by League Two side Coventry City 2-1 in the third round of the English FA Cup.
A run of five defeats in seven Premier League games this season also contributed to Hughes' departure and he leaves with the club in the relegation zone.
Mark Hughes' exit at Stoke City however brought an end to his four and a half years stay in charge of the Potters.
Hughes, a former Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham and QPR boss succeeded Tony Pulis at Stoke in May 2013 and was the fourth longest-serving manager at a Premier League club.
The Welshman guided Stoke to three straight ninth-placed finishes dropping to 13th last season.
Stoke City currently occupy 18th position on the Premier League standings with with 20 points after 22 games played this term.
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