Mark Hughes Appointed as New Stoke City Manager

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Former QPR boss named as successor to Tony Pulis at the Britannia Stadium.

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Stoke City have officially named Mark Hughes as their new manager according to the BBC.

The 49 year old Welshman was sacked six months ago by QPR and widely blamed for the West London club’s relegation to the Championship having won just eight out of 34 games in charge of the Loftus Road side.

The former Man United star has also served as manger of Blackburn Rovers and the Welsh national team.

Hughes takes over from fellow Welshman Tony Pulis was in his second stint at the Britannia Stadium helping the Potters into the top flight for the first time in over two decades.

Pulis also helped Stoke City to reach the FA Cup Final in 2011 and this led to a taste of European football where the club made it through to the last 32 of the Europa League.

However the pint sized boss was often criticized for his long ball playing style.

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