Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is set to name his backroom staff this week.

Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki are expected to be among the appointments, having worked with Hughes at his five previous managerial postings with Wales, Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham and QPR, says The Sentinel.

Stoke have been in contract talks with the new backroom team, having cleared the way for the arrivals by releasing Tony Pulis's former coaches.