Mark Hughes to reveal Stoke City backroom staff


Mark Hughes is set to announce his backroom team at Stoke City this week after recently becoming the manager of the Potters.

Hughes took the managerial role over from Tony Pulis, who left the club after eight years in charge last month.

Reports suggest that Hughes' team will consist of his fellow Welshmen Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, who Hughes has previously worked with at QPR and Fulham.

The pair have also worked with the 49-year-old on his other three managerial positions at Wales, Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City.

There needs to be a new backroom team after Stoke announced last week that former assistant manager Dave Kemp had left the club. He was not the only one to go, though, as coaches Mark O'Connor, Adrian Pennock, Paul Maxwell, Dave Kevan and Gerry Francis also departed the Britannia Stadium.

Hughes currently has a managerial record win percentage of 39.5%, having won 151 of the 382 games he has been in charge of four different clubs and the Wales national team.

The last job for Hughes was at QPR, where his win percentage was considerably lower after he won only eight of the 34 games played before being sacked when Rangers were in the relegation zone of the Premier League.


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