Stoke set for Hughes talks next week

Stoke City are in contact with Mark Hughes.

Stoke City are in contact with Mark Hughes.

The Daily Mail says officials at the Britannia Stadium have made their interest known to Hughes — who has been out of football since being sacked by Queens Park Rangers in November — after deciding he would be a ‘good fit’ for their change of direction.

Other candidates are under consideration, including Martin Jol of Fulham, but Hughes has emerged as the choice of key decision-makers and is known to be ready to relaunch a management career that began with Wales in 1999 before switching to club football at Blackburn in 2004.

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