Posted on March 4, 2015
During the last season of Mark Hughes as the coach of Queens Park Rangers, the Welshman made a number of high profile signings including: Jose Bosingwa, Julio Cesar, Esteban Granero, Kieron Dyer, Robert Green, Ji-Sung Park, Fabio and Andrew Johnson just to name a few of the players that were signed by Mark Hughes as the coach was hoping to see Queens Park Rangers climb a few spots in the Premier League but it never happened as the club continued sustaining defeats and this led to Mark Hughes being sacked.
The reputation of Hughes took a huge blow but nonetheless, he was later appointed as the head coach of Stoke City and things are going much better for him. During the season of 2013-14, Stoke City finished in the 9th spot which was the best location that the club has finished in the Premier League since 1974.
Stoke City is currently located in the middle section of the English League and Hughes has already stated that he is confident that his team can finish in the top 10 spots and the Welsh coach also went on saying that he is feeling confident about how things are going on in the club and contract negotiations are progressing well.
Mark Hughes announced his joy in coaching Stoke City as he told reporters: ‘’This is a wonderful club and one that matches the ambitions of myself. There’s nothing I can think of to get in the way of that.This is a very good club. I’m happy with how it’s gone and appreciative of the opportunity to be manager of Stoke City.’’
When Hughes was asked about a contract extension with Stoke City, he replied by saying: ‘’It’s not signed yet but hopefully it’s dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s.”It’s progressing well; there’s will on both sides to get it done. It’s a club that’s still going places and we’ve got a lot to achieve here. The next few years can be really exciting.”